New Community Fete Venture

A small group of parents and staff from Dame Catherine Harpur’s school decided that the Village needed an event that was going to celebrate Ticknall and wanted to do something that would be about getting together as a community, a fete seemed like it would be perfect. So with lots of planning and talking to different parts of the community and parish council the Ticknall May Day Fete has been created.

This will be the first year that the Fete will be held and event organisers are going to bring you a day of fun and entertainment. So join us for a day of celebrating springtime with an array of activities at Ticknall Village, as we will be hosting a May Day Fete on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May, 11- 3pm.

There are going to be lots of activities and events including crafts, children’s activities, games, old style fair games, live music, competitions, bouncy castles, character appearances, stalls, raffles, homemade refreshments and lots more including a dog show.

We want to bring together the whole local community and celebrate what was a traditional springtime festival. We are hoping to bring a bit of the traditional into the fete, as we will be crowning our own May Queens and Kings and the children from the local school will be May Pole dancing. We are also bringing a touch of the nostalgic country fair to the fete by having ‘welly wanging’ competitions for a variety of age groups. We really want to make it a fun day for all.

Everyone from the village is getting involved including the WI, Church, Chapel, Army Cadets, Dame Catherine Harpur’s School, St George’s bell ringers, all the different clubs and societies as well as support from the Harpur Crewe Estate and the National Trust.

There will also be a variety of different stalls offering a multitude of goods for sale, including, crafts, plants, cakes, books, toiletries, preserves, dog treats & toys, as well as tombola’s, raffles, games etc.

The dog show will be a fitting end to the day and we have lots of great categories that hopefully will suit everyone. Dog show registration commences at 12 noon, with the show starting at 2:00 pm. We have lots of categories so bring your canine friend along for the chance to be a winner!

Entry forms can be accessed online and filled out before the event, or alternatively can be filled out on the day and submitted. For further information on the Fete please go to the Dame Catherine Harpur Primary and Nursery facebook page.

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