Amport & Monxton Fete


  • Date & Time: July 7, 2018 12:00 pm
  • Location: Amport Green

Information

The fete returns this year, even bigger and better.  Jam packed with entertainment; we have guest appearances from Mullenscote Gun Dogs, the Hawk Conservancy and the Test Valley Brass Band.  In the arena we welcome back our Dog Show; with prizes for the waggiest tail, best junior handler, gorgeous girl, handsome hound and musical sit.  Also this year why not enter your dog into the new Chase the Doggy Bone event … small, medium and large dog categories. Watch with delight as hopefully your speedy paw canine will reach the treat first. We’ll also be inviting everyone to take part in the Village Games; who will be victorious in the sack, egg and spoon and three legged races?

The wonderful Horticultural, Art and Baking Show this year will be held on Amport Green (see enclosed entry form). Open to all residents of the four parishes, entries will be accepted in the horticultural tent from 10:00 to 11:00 and judging will commence from 11:00 to midday. Competition will be strong no doubt and this year with the tent on the Green everyone will be able to view and enjoy all the fabulous entries easily.

The Green will be full to the brim of fantastic stalls.  Our beautiful Classic Car Show returns and we’ll have tractor and pony rides.  Come for lunch and enjoy the delicious BBQ run by K.A Gardner family butchers or treat yourselves to the fabulous Focaccia Van. We have fantastic new additions this year for everyone; children can have a go on the traditional swinging chair fairground ride and after that why not try running and tumbling in the amazing water zorbs…so much fun for all the family to enjoy. The fete Bar and Tea Tent are back along with the marvellous monster inflatable assault course; welly wanging; skittles; smack the rat; smash the egg; the human fruit machine;  coconuts; nerf target range; beat the goalie and the stocks. The classic Toy, Bottle, Bric-a-brac and Book Stalls will also be returning this year and why not also pop into the new shopping tent filled with unique and beautiful stalls.

Sounds like an afternoon of family fun.  Fingers crossed the sunshine will join us!

All of the proceeds from the fete go to our local churches, school and village hall; along with supporting other local community projects.  We need your help to pull it off!

As usual we would be very grateful to receive contributions for the following stalls:

  •  BOOKS, BRIC A BRAC, TOYS and SECOND HAND JEWELLERY / ACCESSORIES to the ‘donation stations’ in the bus stops in Amport and East Cholderton and Monxton.
  • BOTTLES FOR THE BOTTLE STALL – drop in to the school office.
  • CRAFT, JAM, CAKES, LOCAL PRODUCE FOR THE MADE IN AMPORT AND MONXTON STALL – bring them on the day or contact us.

Please also donate:- auction or raffle prizes – contact us with any generous donations –

  • your time for set up (Thursday 5th evening, Friday during the day) – just come to the Green
  • your time on a stall during the day – even if it’s just an hour
  • your time for clear up (everyone’s favourite!  All hands on deck)
Supper on the Green – 7th July: 7.30pm to late

Party away the night with your neighbours at our traditional post fete knees up.  We’ve a delicious hog roast on offer; with salads and a homemade pud. A fantastic auction, live music, our fete bar, with a special appearance from Test Valley Gin and countless glow sticks!

Join the fun by booking tickets online www.buytickets.at/amportandmonxtonfete

For any queries or kind offers of help please contact us on phillipslou@yahoo.co.uk or 01264 772665