Shipley Village Fete

Shipley Village Fete

Come and Enjoy a Day Out with Friends and Family on Monday May 28—the Second May Bank Holiday of 2018

What better way to start Summer in Sussex than a traditional English fete and the historic village of Shipley will welcome visitors from all over the county and beyond – to theirs on the May Bank Holiday – Monday 28th May.

The fete will have all the classic ingredients with fun for all the family –  children’s games, arts and crafts, a tombola, bric-a-brac, cream teas, bacon butties, together with a plant stall, local jams and preserves and hand-make cakes. There will be a second-hand book sale, an art show, ethical beauty products by Tropic Skincare; Up-cycled and painted furniture; tie-dye bags, nails and lashes make-overs and jewellery.

There will be a calf and lamb petting area and the popular Tipsy Wheelbarrow together with live music and Morris Dancers – just some of the super attractions that should make Shipley’s Fete – now an annual institution, a special day.

And why not, after all the fun, stroll through local fields in the tradition of celebrated poet Hilaire Belloc, see the famous 19C smock windmill he once owned and which featured in the TV series Jonathan Creek; or pop in to one of the Parish’s local pubs including the Countryman; the Crown and the George and Dragon.

Free parking in Red Lane, post code RH13 8PH; free entry to the fete.

Profits will go to the upkeep of the village’s lovely 12th century church of St Mary the Virgin, where the English composer John Ireland lies buried.