May 15, 2014

Village Fetes : Our Top Tips

To celebrate the start of fete season, here are some of The Green Escape’s top tips for making the most of these wonderful country events.

Make a beeline for the cake stall

You’ll find an array of mouth watering homemade cakes on sale, donated by the villagers who have baking down to a fine art form. The best cakes always get snapped up, so go early and you’ll be spoilt for choice. The hard part will be choosing between the classic victoria sponge or lemon drizzle or maybe the carrot and cream top, or coffee and walnuts….(you get the idea)

Cash is king

Don’t get caught out, fetes are simple affairs and credit cards are useless here. It’s handy to have change when browsing for treasures amongst the bric a brac or having a rummage through the 2nd hand book stall and you’ll feel good in the knowledge that profits raised are donated to charity.

Get your country dance on

Yes, some countries might have invented capoeira and breakdance but we’ve got morris dancers and there’s nothing like a skippy bunch of men, clashing sticks, shaking bells and sweeping handkerchiefs to keep you entertained. So sit back and enjoy the show. 

Get friendly with the locals

The bar is where the locals will be gathering, so get involved and enjoy a pint of home brewed beer or perhaps a refreshing glass of Pimms with all the trimmings.

Test your skills

After the visit to the bar it might be a good time to try your hand at some of the traditional country games on offer. Welly wanging or bale tossing can prove harder than it sounds, if you really want to flex your muscles sign up for the tug of war.

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