Fitzhead Village

Flower power at Fitzhead fete

Young flower sellersThere’s nothing like flowers to get your message across, and these young Fitzhead villagers are doing all they can to make sure their upcoming fete bounces back in a big way.

Connie Burton, 10, pictured left, and Megan Sully, also 10, will be selling flower posies by the dozen when the Fitzhead Fete – closed for the last two years due to the pandemic – takes place once again on Saturday 23rd July from 2pm to 4.30pm at the Cricket Ground.

The girls will be gathering the flowers and hand-tying their small posies themselves (with a little help from their mums), in a bid to do their bit to make the big day a success.

The extremely popular community fete, which traces its history back for many decades, is set to be a bumper year once again, with free parking and entrance, and a host of attractions ranging from children’s races and games to a beer tent, brass band performances by Wiveliscombe Town Band to delicious teas with homemade cakes and scones.

There will be a traditional flower show tent, a barbecue all afternoon, fun village stocks, and a host of stalls selling everything from books to bric a brac, cakes to jams and chutneys, clothes to sweets, jigsaws, tombola, a prize draw, ice-cream tricycle and more.

The fete always attracts visitors from miles around, and if the weather is good, there will also be a byo barbecue at 6.30pm.

The following day, a fun Duck Race will take place at 3pm at Holcombe Farm in the village, where delicious cakes and teas will also be on offer in the gardens.

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