Caversham Church Fete takes place on Saturday, July 8 and is a truly traditional fete, combining entertainment, refreshments, stalls and sideshows on the banks of the River Thames in the beautiful and historic Caversham Court Gardens.
Organised by St Peter’s and St John’s Churches, in Caversham, and St Margaret’s Church, Mapledurham, the Fete is sponsored by funeral directors AB Walker and Walmsley Estate Agents.
Entertainment includes a selection of music from the remarkable Tadley Band, a traditional brass band that traces its history back 140 years; an amazing range of dancing from the Joanna Wright School of Dance; entertainer Fred in the Shed, especially but not exclusively for younger fete-goers; and, of course, children’s races and a kids’ zone.
There are sideshows from hoopla and hook-a-duck to a choice of tombolas, offering bottles or chocolate as prizes. Stalls will be selling everything from cakes, books, plants and bric-a-brac, to crafts, jams and preserves.
When the excitement and activity gets too much there will be afternoon tea and ice cream available on the lawn all afternoon. Or there is a Pimms tent near the river and Stevie’s Kitchen will be serving hot food for the really hungry.
As tradition demands, this great family afternoon out will be rounded off by the Grand Draw, with a wide range of interesting and valuable prizes, including a £150 John Lewis voucher, splash pool party, meals out and a cruise on the Thames.
The fun starts at 1pm on Saturday, July 8 at Caversham Court Gardens.