Entries are now being taken for this year’s Englefield Village Fete and Flower Show, taking place at 2pm on Saturday, July 13th at the Englefield Primary School playing field.
Anyone with a connection to the Englefield community and surrounding parishes is invited to enter.
There are a wide variety of classes available giving people of all ages the chance to showcase their gardening, baking or artistic skills, including flowers, vegetables and floral art while the household goods category includes chutneys, jams, cakes and handicrafts. There are also classes for photography, art and children’s creative and handwriting skills.
Early bird entries for the show are 50 pence before midday on Friday, July 5th and £1 thereafter and all entries should be submitted by midday on Friday, July 12th, delivered to Englefield Stores and Tea Rooms or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village Fete and Flower Show is combined with the Englefield School Summer Fete, arranged by the school PTA, offering stalls, games and children’s activities including tractor rides and an inflatable slide. There will be plenty of refreshments available including cakes, ice creams and a barbecue.
Entertainment will include performances by the Beenham Wind Orchestra, the school choir and maypole dancers.
As part of the occasion a family open day is being held at the Five A Day Market Garden located in the heart of the village, between 2pm and 4pm, providing an opportunity for people to enjoy the garden and find out more about its many social enterprise projects.
In addition to exploring the beautiful two-acre garden, leased to the group by the Englefield Estate, there will be flowers, fruit, vegetables and herbs for sale and family-orientated activities taking place including pond dipping and a quiz.
Tea and cake will be available for a donation, with proceeds going towards essential equipment such as compost and seeds and subsidising the market garden’s courses which promote inclusion and help tackle social isolation.
Five A Day’s Group Chair, Wendy Tobitt, said: “Our annual open day is a chance for us to welcome the community to come and relax and enjoy the garden and raise awareness about what we do. It’s an event we very much look forward to.
“Prospective volunteers with an interest in gardens or growing sustainably are welcome to contact us at any time to find out how to get involved.”