Let the band play on…it’s fete time!
Fitzhead Fete on Saturday 22 July is looking forward to an afternoon of fun activities, great stalls, delicious food and drink – and, to complement it all, Wiveliscombe Town Band!
The brass band’s popular repertoire ranges from pop tunes to film music and classic favourites, and its services are in great demand. It plays everywhere from Sheppy’s Cider to Hinkley Point C, St Andrews Church, Wiveliscombe, to Vivary Park, Taunton.
The band has become a fixture at Fitzhead Fete since a kind, anonymous villager first sponsored its appearance here in 2019, and it’s a prized addition to the festivities. The band itself dates back to 1896, and current young bandmaster Chris Grabham has helped it go from strength to strength.
The Fitzhead fete is a highlight of the village calendar, and runs from 2pm to 4.30pm at the Cricket Ground. With free entry and parking, there is plenty to see and enjoy, including:The Fitzhead fete is a highlight of the village calendar, and runs from 2pm to 4.30pm at the Cricket Ground. With free entry and parking, there is plenty to see and enjoy, including:
- stalls selling everything from clothes and cakes to books and toiletries
- a prize draw
- games and races
- traditional flower show tent with produce and crafts
- cream teas and cakes
- beer tent
- barbecue…and more
On Sunday 23 July there will also be the fete’s fun duck race at 3pm, held at Holcombe Farm at the bottom of Tyler’s Lane.