Welcome to Silchester Fete and Dog Show
Saturday 17th June 12:00pm to 3:30pm
ON THE PLAYING FIELD
Yee-Haw … we hope you are planning to bring your family and friends along to the popular Silchester Fete and Dog Show. Eat, drink and be merry whilst helping to support our fund raising for the maintenance of St. Mary the Virgin, our beautiful village church.
A Great Day Out for all the family
Saddle up for a fun filled “Wild West” time
Silchester Fete and Dog Show welcomes all young (and not so young!) Cowboys, Cowgirls and other Wild West characters to our fabulous “Wild West Fancy Dress Parade” in the Main Arena this year. There will be prizes for “The Best in the West” – those with the best Wild West get up. The committee members will join in the fun and dress up too.
We will be setting up our Fete Saloon on the day with great local Real Ale, Cider, Pimms and wine, for the grown ups. Hearty fayre for our cowboys will be available from our barbeque (burgers and hot dogs); or the hog roast; or more delicate fayre (sandwiches and cake) from our tantalising tea tent.
NEW for 2017, we will have Dance to the Beat the fantastic street dance display team showing off their amazing dance routines. Georgia Collins, a talented singer who will be singing a range of super songs to suit all tastes whilst you sit back and enjoy the ambiance. Meet the fabulous falcons flown in from the Home Counties Hawking Club.
Have a cheeky flutter on your favourite ferret with racing from Hants and Berks Ferrets. And, kids can enjoy a fun filled afternoon learning circus skills with Furry Foot the Clown, back by popular demand.
We will have more live music from Tadley Youth Wind band; traditional dancing with the Kennet Morris Men; and country dancing by pupils from Silchester Primary School. The kids will have plenty to entertain them with an abundance of inflatable fun, football penalty shootout, pop along to our “Rodeo Ring” with fun obstacle competitions, horse shoe painting, coconut shy, kid’s games and races, meet the Donkeys; mini golf and much more……
There will be a great variety of food, craft and fund raising stalls including: books, cakes, plants produce, toys, tombola, white elephant and many more, along with a very generous raffle and a champagne draw. For the competitive amongst you there are our old favourites such as cowboy boot-wanging, egg-throwing and a chance to test your strength in the Tug-of-War (can you beat the reigning champions – The Silchester PTA ladies?).
Church fetes are one of the hallmarks of English village life and Silchester’s is a prime example, with so many people from all over the village involved in it, both church goers and non church goers. It is a real community event.
It’s strength reflects the village’s community’s strength and the combined efforts of hundreds of hours of work put in by so many people.
The Silchester Fete committee would like to thank all the people and organisations who have provided facilities to hold the fete, organsised and manned the stalls, provided the entertainment, donated the wonderful prizes for the raffle, the tombola, and the side shows, made cakes, organised and donated the excellent refreshments, and all others too numerous to name who put so much into making the fete such a great day out for friends, family, neighbours and visitors alike.