Bury Church Fete is set to return this summer.
The popular village fete has been a long-standing summer favourite with locals and visitors for many years. For 2017, the organisers have added in more child-friendly events and some great opportunities for adults to grab a bargain.
Located in the surroundings of Dorset House School the fete has been well known in the past for its traditional stands, including the tombola, fashion boutique, cakes, plants and pictures. For 2017, new additions include the ABC Animal Sanctuary from West Chiltington who will be bringing their adorable goat Homer to meet visitors, a Fire Engine from West Sussex Fire and Rescue, Petworth Town Band, The Alternatives music group who will be entertaining in the amphitheatre, and a traditional puppet show for all to enjoy.
Father Peter, the new incumbent vicar of the Parish will be both cooking up chips for visitors at £1 a pop and drawing the raffle, where the top prize is £200 and runners up receive cash or prizes such as tea at Amberley Castle and supper at the Squire and Horse pub and Bridge Inn.
Carol Shillingford, organiser, said: “We are thrilled that so many people come to the Bury Church Fete which actually supports four churches in this Parish including Hardham, Coldwaltham and Houghton as well as St John’s in Bury. We’ve kept the successful inflatable slide, ice cream stand, Splat-The-Rat, coconut shy and toddler area from last year which we very much hope will add to a wonderful day out for all the family.”
Other attractions are set to include a Tug of War between the parish team and local teams, a barbeque from 1pm, a prize raffle draw with a top prize of £200 and many others, a silent auction, sand art for children, Bric a Brac, and a traditional tombola. To find out more visit the website at www.arunchurches.com.
Bury Church Fete is held at Dorset House School, off the A29 at Bury on Saturday.The gate opens at 1pm for barbeque and 2pm for the fete stalls. Entry £2 for adults including programme and free for children.
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