Hugely popular Lemsford Fête takes place on Bank Holiday Monday

PUBLISHED: 09:47 28 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:47 28 April 2016

Young Brandon enjoys an ice cream at Lemsford fete

Young Brandon enjoys an ice cream at Lemsford fete


A quintessential English fête will be given a Roald Dahl twist in Lemsford on May Bank Holiday Monday.

The WGC male voice choir perform at the Lemsford feteThe WGC male voice choir perform at the Lemsford fete

A British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter and fighter pilot Roald Dahl was born in 1916.

And the 100th anniversary of the celebrated author’s birth will provide the theme for this year’s annual Lemsford Fête on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2.

Dahl’s books for children include James and The Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG and Danny, the Champion of the World.

A fête spokeswoman said: “This year we are basing our theme on the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth.

“The schoolchildren will be singing songs from Matilda and there will be a golden ticket to find in the popular lucky bags.

“Whoever is lucky enough to find it will win a chocolaty surprise.”

The 2016 Lemsford Fête will be held at St John’s Primary School and St John’s Church.

As is traditional, the event will provide a true English country fête experience with Maypole dancing, coconut shy, tea-cup ride, live music and a Pimm’s tent and Hertfordshire real ale tent.

Entry costs £1.50. Senior citizens pay £1, and children under 16 go free.

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