South Wootton village fete attracts thousands to green

Family Fun Day at South Wootton Village Fete. ANL-161206-162121009
Family Fun Day at South Wootton Village Fete. ANL-161206-162121009
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South Wootton Fete enjoyed its biggest attendance record to date on Saturday with around 3,000 people enjoying the festivities.

Residents of South Wootton listened to live music, threw wet sponges and explored a vairety of stalls on the village green.

South Wootton Village Fete. Pictured.Acoustic Music HUSH FLtoR  Sarah Chalk. Jon Lawrence. Lisa Gabriel. ANL-161206-162109009

South Wootton Village Fete. Pictured.Acoustic Music HUSH FLtoR Sarah Chalk. Jon Lawrence. Lisa Gabriel. ANL-161206-162109009

Claire Johnston, chair of South Wootton events committee, said: “This year’s South Wootton Village Fete has been our biggest and most successful to date. We are still only three years in and each year we are growing.”

The village fete returned to the green in 2014 after a 15 year absence, thanks to the committee of volunteers, and more than 1,000 people attended its comeback.

This year, contributors to the day included Lynn acoustic band HUSH! who played a set, Alison’s Street Dance Club and 35 stallholders, some of whom were selling arts and crafts items.

In celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday, there was a tent for children to make their own crowns which were later paraded in the central ring of the green to win a prize, which Mrs Johnston said was very popular.

South Wootton Village Fete. Pictured. The South Wootton Events Committee. ANL-161206-162058009

South Wootton Village Fete. Pictured. The South Wootton Events Committee. ANL-161206-162058009

Mrs Johnston added: “We were lucky with the weather, however the Wootton’s Community always show their support and it was wonderful to see so many attending and enjoying the day.”

Mrs Johnston would like to thank sponsor Listers, as well as South Wootton’s The Swan Inn for providing catering and Best At Bars for supplying refreshments.

The South Wootton Events Committee also held a Supporters Ball on Saturday, June 4 which raised £3,000 for charity. The money raised is to be split between two causes: Action Duchenne and Norfolk Hospice.

Mrs Johnston said: “We established the South Wootton Supporters Ball last year as a way of thanking our sponsors and the local supporters of the fete.”

The committee’s next event will be on Saturday, December 10 when they host Christmas crafts and carols on the green.