Aston Abbotts village fete is held every year, usually on the last weekend in July. It's a traditional village fete with all the attractions that you could expect or hope for... Tombola, coconut shy, rides for the kiddies, a plant stall, bric-a-brac, nearly new, cakes, a dog show, skittles, a book stall, and much, much more. Hungry and thirsty people are well served by the burger stall, or teas and cakes are served in the Village Hall 50 yards away. Always popular, the Pimms stall serves Pimms in half pint and pint measures throughout the afternoon. Entertainment is usually provided by Morris dancers and the ever popular Great Horwood Silver Band. The fete takes place on the village green, with some attractions, especially the children's rides, in the Grove Field behind. St James’ Church is open during the fete and various groups put on flower displays in the church windows. The fete usually starts with the fun dog show at 1pm and finishes with the draw for the raffle prizes at around four o’clock. Aston Abbotts fete is well-known in the local area and attracts visitors from all over Bucks. The money raised by the fete is divided up between several local causes including the Church, the Village Hall, the village magazine The Chronicle, and the recreation ground. How the money is divided up is decided at the Annual Parish Meeting - a public meeting at which villagers can say how they think it should be divided. The date of each years fete will be announced on our Latest News page.
Community - The Village Fete