Lemsford village prepares for popular annual May fete

Visitors teddy bears bravely have a go on the zip line to the top of Lemsford church

Visitors teddy bears bravely have a go on the zip line to the top of Lemsford church - Credit: Archant

Lemsford village’s annual May fete is fast approaching.

Lemsford Fete

Lemsford Fete - Credit: Archant

Attracting thousands of visitors each year, the 2018 Lemsford Fete will be held at St John’s School and Church on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7.

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 homemade food and fun to help raise money for the school, church and other charities.

As is tradition, this splendid event will provide a true English country fete experience with Maypole dancing, coconut shy, live music and a Pimm’s and Hertfordshire Real Ale tent.

“We are really excited about this year’s programme of events,” said Lemsford Church vicar, Reverend Paul Seymour.

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“Our village fete has a very traditional feel – perhaps that is why it has continued to be so popular over the years.

“A wonderful day out for people of all ages, we hope you will come and enjoy an afternoon of great food and drink, music and games to help kick off your summer calendar.”

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New to the fete this year will be an animal corner with guest appearances from exotic animals such as snakes, lizards and creepy crawlies.

There will be a circus skills workshop with plate spinning, diabolo, stilt walking and much more besides.

Back by popular demand is the teddy bear zip wire, where children are encouraged to bring their own teddy for an exciting ride from the top of St John’s Church tower with a certificate to take away.

The ever-popular train rides round the fete site will also be returning for another year.

The fete will run from noon to 4pm, in order to give visitors the opportunity to enjoy top quality burgers and sausages at the event’s popular barbecue.

Fabulous paella and onion bhajis will also be available.

For those with a sweeter tooth, homemade cakes and treats will also be available, as will the candy floss stall and ice cream van.

Entry is £2, senior citizens pay £1 and it is free for children under 16.

No dogs are allowed, except registered guide dogs.

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