The band played, the rain stayed away, children ran races and stall holders did brisk trade as people flocked to enjoy the annual Fitzhead Fete on Saturday 23 July after a two year absence due to the pandemic.
The event, held at the village cricket ground, was a great success and netted £5,539 in funds for the village church and Tithe Barn. The figure was up more than £800 compared to the last fete held in 2019.
A capacity crowd bought up everything from jams to clothes, books to bric a brac, and made the most of barbecued food, teas and homemade cakes, a beer tent and more. All funds raised will go to the village church and Tithe Barn.
Cups were awarded for best produce, craft and flowers, all on show in the flower tent, and music from the Wiveliscombe Town Band added to the festive atmosphere.
The fun continued on Sunday afternoon with a duck race and teas on the lawn at Holcombe Farm in the village. It is now a regular part of the fete weekend, and saw much excitement among young and old as their yellow plastic ducks navigated turns and obstacles in the farm stream.