Enderby Fete

Everything is on-track for a great event on Saturday, July 30th, say organisers of the upcoming Enderby Village Fete.

The Fete is taking place in the grounds of Brockington College on Blaby Road, Enderby, commencing at 12 noon.

The Fete will be officially opened by Cllr. Jackie Dickinson, Chairman of Leicestershire County Council accompanied by the Chairman of Blaby District Council,  Cllr. Barry Garner.

A good number of local groups and businesses have made arrangements to manage stalls and/or provide displays.

At the last count, close to 50 exhibitors are expected to be showing off a variety of locally produced art and craft work and local organisations will have information about their respective activities.

Among the planned attractions spread around the college grounds are demonstrations by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue and a display of  Martial Arts.

The Blaby BB19 Youth Bus will also be on the site together with an appearance of the ‘Little Red Bus’.

Enderby Young Farmers have said they intend to bring a tractor filled with balloons – a novel twist on ‘guess the number of sweets in a jar’!

There will  be a toddler area with a bouncy castle and a marquee where young people can try their hand at drawing.

The more active amongst adult visitors might be tempted to try’ Zumba’,  a dance/fitness programme based around latin-inspired music.

Live music throughout the afternoon is being provided by local musicians and visitors will be able to relax in a ‘food area’  and drinks bar – with tables and seating.

The award-winning community garden, A Place to Grow, will be open to visitors for the duration of the Fete. A Place to Grow is situated just behind Brockington College and adjacent to the Leisure Centre on Mill Lane.

Plans for the event began forming following a meeting over twelve months ago at which a large number of local residents expressed a wish to see such an event in Enderby.

It will be the first of its kind to be held in the village for a good number of years – and the organisers are hoping it will be a springboard for a similar event on an annual basis.

Anyone planning to attend should get there early!

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