Village to welcome visitors to annual fete this weekend - The Rugby Observer

Village to welcome visitors to annual fete this weekend

Editorial Correspondent 4th Jul, 2024 Updated: 4th Jul, 2024   0

THE BUNTING is going up in Thurlaston ahead of the village’s traditional fete this weekend.

Villagers will be celebrating two themes – 50 years of Abba, and the Paris Olympics – after the fete committee found themselves spoilt for choice this year.

Organisers will be encouraging visitors to make scarecrows and get dressed up in keeping with the two themes.

The fete will include country crafts and a variety of stalls, including wood turning, gifts and garden plants, bric-a-brac, books and bottles, water and wine, and pre-loved fashion.




The Toft Alpacas will be in attendance, while refreshments will include hot dogs, jacket potatoes and ice creams at Thurlaston Meadows care home, teas and cakes in the Village Hall, and Pimms and live music at the Church.

Coordinator Sylvia Jacques said: “We are really excited about this year’s fete and although it’s a quirky theme, it will give people lots of choice when it comes to having fun with fancy dress or creating a scarecrow.


“We are looking forward to welcoming all-comers once again to enjoy our wonderful village tradition – and we have booked some sunshine to ensure it definitely won’t be raining!”

The fete, which takes place on Saturday (July 6) from 2pm until 4pm, raises vital funds for Thurlaston Village Hall and St Edmund’s Church.

Entry is free, with all the action taking place along Main Street and Church Lane.

Email [email protected] to book a stall at the fete for a £10 contribution and a donation to the prize draw.

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