Church Fete

The traditional Church Fete on the Village Green has been a family favourite for many years.

In 2018 the Fete will take place on SATURDAY JUNE 2nd, starting at 12 noon on the Village Green, outside the Church – follow directions to BH21 5LZ.

A new committee has created a new format and we hope you will enjoy the time you spend with us. Our fete will have a ‘rustic’ feel this year and we will kick off with the opening at 12 noon.

Traditional fete stalls will include the grand book jumble in the Church, the famous bric-a-brac stall, hats and accessories, delicious home made preserves and cake stall, coconut shy, skittles, bottle stall, tombola, duck race and traditional games for children and young-at-heart.

Wimborne St Giles has a  reputation for providing refreshments of a high standard and this year we are pleased to offer a Hog Roast, Traditional teas-on-the-green, Ice creams and a fully licensed bar.

For your entertainment this year, we are delighted to introduce The Mangled Wurzels from the West Country. The Mangled Wurzels are a three piece Somerset based-based Scrumpy and Western tribute band, writing and performing in the style of Adge Cutler, The ‘Bard’ of Somerset and founder of The Wurzels. Formed in 2005, The Mangled Wurzels have established themselves across the West Country  and beyond  with their highly  entertaining live performances blending classic Wurzel songs, self penned originals and some pop standards “Mangled’ in true Wurzel tradition. Appearing for the first time at Wimborne St Giles Church fete they will be on stage  at 1.00pm and again at 2.45pm providing  entertainment for all the family. We hope the Wurzels enjoy their time with us – and we hope you enjoy their performances!

After the Mangled Wurzels we welcome Linda Bridges from Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre located near Ringwood. The centre homes a large collection of birds of prey, also a number of reptiles including snakes, lizards and spiders. Linda is bringing a static display of falcons with her and will entertain us with a flying display of these wonderful birds.

Members of The 1st Woodcutts Scout Group Active Support Unit will also be giving us a display of Tomahawk and Angel throwing. Members of the   audience will be invited to ‘have a go’ themselves. Not to be missed!

Next, we are pleased to welcome the children of Wimborne St Giles First School who will be entertaining us with their skill at Traditional Country Dancing.

We shall end the afternoon with a ‘fun dog show’, so please bring along your canine friends. Rosettes and doggy treats will be the rewards for the winners  – 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

There will also be Classic Cars and Vintage tractors on show in the School playing field. Please wander over and have a chat to the owners.

All in all it all be a full afternoon and we hope you will enjoy your time at Wimborne St Giles on June 2nd!

The entry fee will be £2.50 per person – with concessions.
Car parking will be in the paddocks which will be fully sign posted.
Please keep all dogs on a short leash