The Village Fete…a great, British tradition … still quite common in Britain although I’m sure that throughout my own childhood there were far more..
They are usually outdoor shows held on village greens or recreation grounds with a variety of activities and more often than not they are organised by an ad hoc committee of volunteers from organisations like religious groups or residents’ associations.
Attractions seen at village fêtes include raffles, coconut shies, bat a rat stalls, white elephant stalls, cakes, and home produce such as jams and pickles. Entertainment may include Morris dancing, tug of war, fancy dress and pet shows.
In Tysoe, Warwickshire, the Village where my Mother lives, the Church Fête is held every year at The Manor House by kind permission of the family who have lived there for many years and every year they throw open the gates to the village and its people and their guests to enjoy a very happy, British affair. Here are some pictures of today’s lovely day out ….