Yattendon Village is celebrating Bank Holiday Monday, 28th May with its traditional village fete. With its origins in medieval times, this very English fete draws families from across the region to Yattendon Square and raises funds for local good causes.
This year, Clay Pigeon Shooting will return to Yattendon and will run in conjunction with Yattendon Fete. The shoot run by Pang Valley Sporting Ltd will kick off the day at 9.30am and run until 4pm enabling participants to attend both the shoot and fete.
Lord Ilife will open the fete at 1pm and visitors will be able to enjoy traditional shows and exhibits including morris dancers, vintage tractors and cars and a dog show. This year’s musical entertainment will be local jazz musician Pete Allen who is celebrating his 40th anniversary as a bandleader this year.
In addition there will be a baking competition – bakers need to bring a fruit cake to compete and there are always entertaining and quirky local attractions including Christmas tree throwing and welly wanging.
Always popular are the tombola, raffle, penalty shoot out and bouncy castle along with traditional stalls selling crafts, bric-a-brac, local ales, produce and plants. Plenty of food and drink options are on hand with a hog roast, barbecue, Pimm’s stall and tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
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