The Goodrich Village Fete is back

August 19 2023

It must be fete!

Welcome to the Goodrich Summer Fete! 🌞πŸŽͺJoin us for a joyous celebration of community, tradition, and good old-fashioned fun on the 19th of August, starting at noon. With activities for all ages, it's a day brimming with excitement that the whole family will enjoy.🎯 Traditional Games & More:
From classic fete stands to thrilling games like coconut shy and splat the rat, we've got all your favorites lined up. Children can bounce to their heart's content in our bouncy castles, while adults can savor mouthwatering food, including a delectable cake stand.
πŸ”₯ Local Fire Service Demonstration:
Witness a spectacular display of skill and teamwork from our very own heroes in red.
🐢 Exciting Dog Shows:
Cheer on your favorite pooches as they compete for tail-wagging glory.
🧁 Cake Competition:
Do you have a winning recipe? Enter our cake competition and share your culinary delights!
🎢 Live Music & Performances:
Featuring 'bandeoke' and the soul-stirring harmonies of our local choir, The Roaring Megs.
πŸ’ƒ Summer Swing (17:00 to 21:00):
As the sun dips low, get ready to dance the night away in a swing-filled celebration.
The Goodrich Summer Fete is not just an event; it's a memory waiting to be made. Pack your picnic, gather your friends and family, and come create unforgettable moments with uswith all proceeds going to benefit the local community. See you at the fete! 🎈🌳

Growers Competition

The Goodrich Growers competition is sprouting its way back to this year's Goodrich Summer Fete, and we're inviting all green thumbs to join in! 🌼🌱 Whether you're an experienced gardener or just starting out, here's your chance to showcase your horticultural skills.🏑 What's Blooming in the Competition?
We've simplified the categories to let your creativity truly blossom:
- Tray Competition: Assemble your finest homegrown produce.
- Flower Arranging: Craft a breathtaking floral display.
🌻 Rules & Creativity:
The one steadfast rule: you must have grown anything you enter yourself. Other than that, let your imagination take root! Your tray or vase can be as grand or modest as you like, and you can include as many or as few items as you desire in your display.
πŸ† Prizes & Glory:
Fantastic prizes are ready to be harvested! Cultivate your best, and you might just reap the rewards.
πŸ“ How to Sow Your Entry?
Planting your entry is simple and free. Just complete this link to let us know you're keen, or feel free to just turn up on the day.
πŸ“… When & Where?
On the 19th of August, please bring your entry to the fete and start setting up from 08:30. Judging will be at 10:00, so be sure all displays are ready to impress before then.
🌺 Join the Green Celebration!
We can't wait to see what you grow and create! Join us for a verdant celebration of gardening, creativity, and community spirit. See you at the Goodrich Fete! πŸŒΏπŸŽ‰

The Cake competition

The GGBO (Great Goodrich Bake-Off) is back and better than ever! πŸŽ‚βœ¨ If you're passionate about baking, this is your opportunity to whisk, knead, frost, and dazzle your way to victory. With categories ranging from classics to whimsical creations, we've got the perfect stage for every baker, no matter your level of expertise. Please submit your bake(s) to The Old Vicarage, Goodrich by 09:45 on Saturday (they can be dropped off on Friday too).🍰 Categories Include:
- The Classic Victoria Sponge: Elegance in every slice.
- The Rich Coffee and Walnut Sponge: A flavorful favorite.
- The Zesty Lemon Drizzle: Tangy and tantalizing.
- A Plate of 6 Scrumptious Brownies: Chocolatey perfection.
- Decorated Cake of Any Type: Your canvas, your masterpiece.
- Children’s Under 12’s Best 6 Iced Cup Cakes: A sweet challenge for young talents.
πŸ‘©πŸ³ Who Can Enter?
Whether you're a master baker, a home kitchen hero, or just starting out on your baking journey, you're invited to enter as many categories as you'd like. Let your creativity soar!
πŸ† Prizes & Triumph:
Wonderful prizes await the winners of each category. So preheat those ovens, roll out that dough, and get ready to amaze us with your confectionary wonders.
πŸ€ Good Luck!
May the tastiest treats triumph! We can't wait to see, taste, and celebrate your delightful creations. Join us in this delicious competition and be a part of the Great Goodrich Bake-Off. Happy baking! πŸ§πŸŽ‰

Children's art competition

Ready? Set? Van Gogh! 🎨✨For the very first time at this year's Goodrich Fete on the 19th of August, we're hosting a children's art competition, and we're calling all young artists to take part. Unleash your creativity, explore the beauty of The River Wye, and stand a chance to win fantastic prizesβ€”all for free (so put away your Monet πŸ˜‰).πŸ–ΌοΈ Artistic Theme: The River Wye
Let the river inspire you in any aspectβ€”views of the river, activities, wildlife, and more. Capture the essence of this beautiful landscape.
🎨 Creative Guidelines:
- 2D entries only
- Any medium
- No larger than A3
πŸ‘¦ Age Groups:
- Under 7
- 8-11 incl
- Over 12
Prizes await winners of each age group!
🎁 Fabulous Prizes:
Each age category has wonderful rewards to be won. Show us your artistry, and take home a prize!
πŸ›οΈ How to Submit:
Please drop entries off at either Goodrich Church or The Old Vicarage anytime before 09:00 on the 19th of August. Make sure to clearly label your art with your name and a contact telephone number.
🌟 Join the Artistic Adventure!
Children of Goodrich, grab your brushes, pencils, and colors, and join us in a celebration of art and creativity. We can't wait to see what you create! See you at the Goodrich Fete! πŸ–ŒοΈπŸŽ‰

The Dog Show

Get ready, dog lovers, for the highlight of the Goodrich Summer Fete - The Goodrich Fete Dog Show Competition! 🐢✨ Whether you've got a playful pup or a graceful senior, this competition is the paw-fect way to flaunt your four-legged friend's charm.πŸŽ‰ What's Wagging at the Dog Show?
- Best Trick: Showcase your dog's talent!
- Dog Most Like Their Owner: Twinning has never been this fun!
- Best Fancy Dress: Dress to impress.
- Best Veteran (7+ years): Celebrating the grace of our seasoned companions.
- Prettiest Bitch: Beauty in every wag.
- Most Handsome Dog: Who's the good-looking boy?
- Waggiest Tail: Who's got the happiest tail in town?
- Temptation Alley: Can your pup resist the temptation?
πŸ† Prizes Galore!
Fantastic prizes await the winners! Get those tails wagging with excitement.
πŸ“ How to Join?
Simply register through this Dog Show Competition Entry Form and you and your beloved dog are all set.
πŸ•’ When & Where?
Or, if spontaneity is more your style, just turn up on the day. Bring yourself and your furry friend to the fete at The Old Vicarage. Look for the big square adorned with festive bunting and meet us there at 3 pm sharp when the competition begins.
πŸ€ Good luck!
Don't miss this chance to be a part of a joyful celebration of our canine companions. Whether competing or cheering from the sidelines, join us for an unforgettable day of wagging tails and winning smiles. See you at the fete! 🐾🎈

Food and Drink

Satisfy Your Appetite at the Goodrich Summer Fete! πŸ”πŸ•β˜•πŸΉCome along hungry, because this year's fete is set to tantalise your taste buds like never before. From sizzling BBQ delights to irresistible sweets, we've cooked up a feast that promises to please every palate.πŸ”₯ BBQ Delights:
Our BBQ stand will be fired up and ready to serve you the juiciest hot dogs and burgers. Whether you prefer them classic or fully loaded, these grilled favorites are a must-try.
πŸ• Pizza Oven Magic:
Indulge in the authentic flavors of freshly baked pizzas, straight from our wood-fired oven. Whether you're a margherita maven or a pepperoni pro, we've got a slice for everyone.
🍻 Bountiful Bar – Mexican Fiesta Style:
Quench your thirst at our vibrant Mexican fiesta bar, offering a wide array of drinks for both adults and children. From chilled cervezas to lively margaritas with a Latin twist, we've got your beverages covered. Come and celebrate with us, and let the fiesta flavours dance on your taste buds!
β˜• Tea, Coffee, and Cake Stand:
Fancy a cuppa or need a caffeine fix? Visit our dedicated stand for freshly brewed tea and coffee, perfectly paired with a slice of delicious cake from our renowned cake stand.
🍽️ Bring Your Appetite:
With such an array of delectable offerings, we invite you to bring your appetite and dive into the culinary delights awaiting you at the Goodrich Summer Fete.
So grab a plate, raise a glass, and join us in a feast that celebrates not just flavors, but the spirit of our vibrant community. Come hungry, leave happy! πŸŽ‰

Volunteer to help?

Your Village Fete Needs You! 🌟The Goodrich Summer Fete is more than just an eventβ€”it's a fantastic community celebration that comes to life with your help! Whether you're a seasoned volunteer or eager to join the fun for the first time, we want to hear from you. πŸ’ͺπŸŽͺ What's Your Fete Calling?
Maybe you're the champion of Welly Wanging, or perhaps Tombola is your thing? From classic games to new and exciting activities, the fete needs your unique touch.
πŸ•’ Time Commitment:
You can help out as little or as much as you'd like. Your time, no matter how small, will make a big difference.
πŸ“ How to Volunteer?
Just fill out this form, and we'll be in touch directly. Joining the fete family is as simple as that!
πŸŽ‰ Become a Part of the Magic:
With every game played, and smile shared, you'll be at the heart of making this event the best it can be. We look forward to hearing from you and can't wait to create unforgettable memories together at the fete! 🎈🌳
Join Us Now!


If you have any questions or would like to contribute please don't hesitate to get in touch.