Lemsford Fete 2017 ‘wonderful day out for all ages’

PUBLISHED: 10:01 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:09 21 April 2017

Crowds enjoyed last year's Lemsford Fete.

Crowds enjoyed last year's Lemsford Fete.

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Thousands of people are set to descend on Lemsford for its quintessentially English fete.

The 2017 Lemsford Fete will be held at St John’s School and Church on Monday, May 1.

As is traditional, this event will provide a country fete experience with maypole dancing, coconut shy, tea-cup ride, live music and a Pimm’s and a Hertfordshire Real Ale tent.

New to the fete will be a big helium balloon race with a cash prize of £50.

This is a competition where entrants buy a balloon which has a numbered ticket attached: this balloon is then released.

The buyer of the balloon that travels the furthest and has its ticket returned to the organiser is the winner of the prize.

The balloons are all biodegradable.

Other highlights for families will be a free dance class for children provided by David Lloyd, Hatfield and the ever popular train rides around the fete site.

The fete will run from noon to 4pm.

There will a barbecue, curry, home-made cakes and other treats available..

St John’s headteacher Mandy Evans said: “Lemsford Fete is a brilliant community event and a wonderful day out for people of all ages.”

“Come and enjoy the traditional fun and festivities, including the school children singing and performing their maypole and country dancing, alongside many other great activities and stalls. Not to be missed and a great kick start to your summer calendar.”

The fete is one of the most important events in the Lemsford village calendar with parishioners, schoolchildren and their parents alike working hard to provide top quality, home-made food and fun to help raise money for the school, church and other charities.

Entry is £2. Senior citizens are £1 and children under 16 go free.

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