This year’s Ben Rhydding Community Fete will be held on the Valley Drive field, off Wheatley Lane, on Saturday June 16th from 2 – 4pm.
With no charge for admission, a free programme and numerous attractions there should be something for everyone. Amongst the attractions are stalls, games, croquet competitions, a raffle and a bouncy castle, a full arena entertainment programme of singing, dancing and gymnastics, as well as tea and beer tents, a barbecue and plenty of ice cream.
“We aim to add a new attraction each year,” says committee chair Mrs Karen Palframan, “and this year, we’re hoping to have a fun dog show. So do watch this space.”
The Fete is organised by the community for the community with all those involved being volunteers and over the years has proved itself an ever popular event on the local calendar, with many local community groups, schools, sports clubs, churches and charities taking part.
The first Fete was held in 2006. “So this will be our thirteenth,” says Karen and adds, “we could really do with more volunteers on the day itself to help with the wide variety of tasks involved, but what we also really need right now, is a new secretary.”
This year’s event will also include the culmination of the third Ben Rhydding Scarecrow Festival along with a scarecrow fancy dress competition. All the scarecrows from the Scarecrow Festival which runs Monday 28th May to 16th June, will be on show in the Scarecrow Garden at the Fete where the winners of the best categories will be announced.
So preparations are well under way for another fun-filled family afternoon ,” And hopefully a sunny one!” says Karen.
For further information or to offer help call 01943 607334 or e-mail
Come and join us!
Still looking for a secretary and other new recruits!
We are meeting next Tuesday evening, 1st May at The Wheatley if anyone wants to come and meet us and find out more – contact Karen as below.
Ben Rhydding Community Fete is now in its 13th year and has grown considerably in this time. The free, community get-together takes place every June because of the efforts of a small group of volunteers – “the fete committee” – some of whom have been involved from the start!
As we start to move forward with the planning for this years Fete, we are looking to recruit a few more people to join us to share the tasks and bring new ideas. In particular we need a new secretary to take the minutes and do some of the fete administration. The committee meets 4 – 5 times a year and most communication is done via email. If you are interested and want to know more, please contact Karen Palframan, chair, Thank you!
The Fast Rattlers played live at Ben Rhydding Community Fete this year. We have a couple of videos of their performance to share.
Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On