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Cotswold village goes all out for its fete

After an enforced two-year hiatus, Southrop Village Fete (GL7 2PB) is back with a bang and organisers are hoping for a record fundraising year.

The quintessential Cotswold village is going all out for the event on Saturday, June 11, at 1pm, closing the main road through the village and decking it out with bunting.

Stalls like the crockery smash, bottle tombola and splat the rat line the street while freshly-polished classic cars gleam in the village hall car park.

Most of the action happens across the road in the main area; this year an inflatable zorbing arena is the main attraction (think hamster in a ball, but for humans!) while visitors can also try their hand at archery and welly wanging, navigate their way through the assault course or have a go in the village stocks if they're brave enough!

After all that activity, sit back and relax on the hay bales with a Pimm's or local ale and watch the local primary school's country dancing and May pole display followed by a fun dog show.

Prizes of offer for our four-legged friends include waggiest tail, most appealing eyes and best handler under the age of 12.

Southrop Fete committee member Be Still said: "We're so excited to welcome everyone back to Southrop Village Fete. It's always a brilliant day with a wonderful atmosphere and really highlights the amazing community spirit we have here.

"Everyone mucks in and what we're able to pull off is pretty amazing for a small village! Our local sponsors play a huge part too - Butler Sherborn, Eco Chic Cottages and The Cotswold Leisure Company - without their generosity we wouldn't be able to put together such a great event so we're very grateful.

Profits from the fete are split between Southrop Village Hall, Southrop C of E Primary School, the Jubilee Field and St. Peter's Church.

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