We’re happy to announce that we’ll be holding a new event that should bring more visitors into the village.
A Winter Fayre!
Held in our historic village hall, this Wintery extravaganza has been devised by our committee as a fun way of bringing our community together during what is traditionally such a dark and forbidding time of the year. The first few months of the year can often be quite the challenge for our inhabitants here. In the wake of the festive Christmas and New Year celebrations, the rest of the Winter months can feel rather intimidating. The days are still short, the cold can be truly unforgiving and there are no big celebrations to look forward to until Easter. Our Winter Fayre aims to banish any of these Winter blues and there’s plenty to look forward to!
Food and Drink
We’ll be hosting the usual suspects that frequenters of the Farmer’s Market will no doubt be familiar with. Frank’s Butchers will be on hand offering a wide selection of meats, including his fantastic sausages and burgers. If you really can’t wait to try some of his goods, then you can nip outside to the car park where we’ll have a burger van cooking up a range of Frank’s goods. The village hall kitchen will be serving teas and coffees throughout day, and you’ll also be able to sample the baking goods of Chipping’s finest bakers with all proceeds going towards charity. The usual array of pies and pasties will also be available for those looking for savoury goods.
The church choir will be on hand to get your toes tapping early on in the afternoon, whilst there’ll certainly be a few Anglican classics, the choir has gone out of it’s way to learn some secular hits that are sure to be popular amongst the younger folks. In addition to the choir we’ll also be featuring an exciting lineup of emerging talent from in and around Chipping, some of which will be making their performing debuts at the Fayre – very exciting for all of us! We’ll also be running a handful of games throughout the afternoon, offering visitors of all ages the opportunity to have some fun and maybe win a prize! Expect a tombola, raffle and coconut shy just to name a few…
Crafts & Stalls
Following the success of the Crafts at our Christmas Fayre, we’re going to be expanding the range of stalls at our Winter Fair so that you can get involved and walk away with your very own creation. There’s been a massive boom in the popularity of crafting in the last few years, so we thought we’d respond by offering even more opportunities for visitors to make their own crafts and buy knick-knacks made by local crafters. Young ones can get busy making paper aeroplanes and origami, whilst there’ll be a whole range of more sophisticated crafts for older participants.