Organisers of the Nantwich Town Fete, which takes place in the town on Saturday June 28th, are predicting a fun-packed day for all the family, young and old alike!
The event is a revival of an old tradition, and will sit alongside the highly successful Skoolzfest, which showcases local young talent in singing, dancing, drama and the arts on the same day.
Fete spokesman Shaun Cafferty tells us:
“This is a collaboration between the local community and St Mary’s Church, and with the support of the local schools who are staging their Skoolzfest event with the Fete.
We also have the Farmers Market on as well, so I think the town will be really buzzing that day!
We wanted to have a low cost family type event in the town, which will hopefully be a good day out for visitors from far and wide, as well as local folk.
We don’t have a major town centre event between the Jazz Festival and the Food Festival, so we are hoping to plug that gap.
There will be a couple of fairground rides for younger children, a toffee apple and candyfloss stall, hog roast, and Punch and Judy performances – all in the town centre around the square and the Church.
We will also be having a range of traditional entertainment stalls such as a coconut shy, throwing wet sponges at volunteers in the pillory, and other similar opportunities for people to demonstrate their abilities!
We have even got May pole dancing, or should that be June pole?!”
The plans carry the full support of the town’s new Mayor, Councillor Christine Farrall, who herself has been actively involved in staging the Fete:
“Not only will this be another good Nantwich day out, but all our local traders should see a benefit from attracting more visitors to spend their Saturday- and hopefully their money – in Nantwich.
A lot of hard work has been put in by the Fete volunteers and by the heads and teachers at our local schools, and not forgetting all our local children who will be demonstrating their abilities on the day.
We have seen a lot of co-operation from business and from across the community, especially St Mary’s Church, who we hope will be able to raise some much-needed funds through the event”.
Skoolzfest includes performances by the Co-Op Youth band in the square, Art exhibition at the Museum , Music, Dance and Drama at the Civic and in the Parish Hall, Writing workshops at the Library, and an all-day Storytelling performance in the well area of St Mary’s Church.
The whole event will commence with ‘The Big Sing’, which will see literally hundreds of local children gather at 10am by the Church, to deliver a medley of folk and contemporary songs.