Even though the Fete has had to be cancelled, Cheap Storage Ltd http://cheapstorageltd.co.uk and Cherry Park Industrial Estate, both local Melbourn businesses, have generously maintained their sponsorship of the Fete. This will be of great help to the committee in being able to stage related community events later in the year should circumstances allow.
We are truly grateful for their long standing and continuing support.
Dear Friends & Supporters of Melbourn Village Fete, it is with a heavy heart that we have to make this announcement. Melbourn Village Fete will be postponed until June 2021 because of the corona virus crisis. We will announce a date nearer to the time. We will be in touch with stallholders to arrange repayments for their pitches.
We hope to announce other Melbourn Fete events later this year including Turn on to Christmas and we may be able to organise an additional Melbourn Open Gardens in September if circumstances allow. In the meantime we wish you, your friends and families good health and wellbeing during this difficult time.
The Village Fete returns on Saturday 20 June 2020 and will run from 1 to 5 pm at the village playing fields near the pavilion.
This year will be “Farm at the Fete”, an agricultural theme.
The regular favourites will return. A bar selling both alcoholic and soft drinks, a tea-room with quality sandwiches and cakes. Top quality food outlets including a barbecue with vegetarian options and hog roast. Stalls from commercial and volunteers groups. Lawn mower racing will return and also some farm machinery will be on display to add to the theme. A small fairground with bouncy castle and other rides will also be on the field.
Activities in the arena include a demonstration of sheep dog skills herding ducks! Of course we will be also hosting our ever-popular egg throwing competition and also for this year we will be having a “wellie wanging“ (wellington boot throwing) contest too. The competition tent will also be back with lots of different categories and age groups available, the latest details can be found on the competitions page of this website.
We will also have some live music during part of the afternoon from local groups.
As ever we will be making the day a high value, high quality, low cost event with entry fee and drink costs at very competitive prices. All profits will go to help charities and other groups within our village. We have been able to support local groups for the last 15 plus years with total donations of many thousands of pounds.
More details will be available in future magazines and through social media and on line at www.melbournfete.com
As ever if you feel like helping out on the day then visit our website, details above.
Happy New Year to all of our friends. Stalls at the Fete are always a big attraction for our visitors. We already have several bookings so don’t miss out. As well as commercial interests, it’s a great and inexpensive opportunity for local groups and charities to raise the profile of their work. So book your stall now to join us on 2Oth June 2020. To book a stall please print off, complete and return the Stalls Booking Form 2020 rev1 available from the following link on our website https://melbournfete.com/stalls/
To all friends of Melbourn Fete, wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to the next Melbourn Village Fete on 20th June 2020
See the following post from Melbourn Open Gardens: Seasons Greetings to all friends of Melbourn Open Gardens. Thank you for all of your support this year. We are now focussing on Melbourn Village Fete 2020, so MOG will return in June 2021
Thanks to the wonderful team at the Hub who partnered us yesterday in the brilliant Turn On To Christmas event. We welcomed loads of visitors who enjoyed this free village event. The picture shows the happy family who won the children’s raffle prize.