Western Parish Fete
First the bad news: there will be no West Show this year. We’re still waiting for re-seeded grass to establish itself, and re-seeding to continue at Manor Farm.
Now the good news: building on the Association’s participation in last year’s St Peter’s Parish Fete, we will be organising a Western Parish Fete on 12 July 2014 followed by a barn dance at Manor Farm in the evening (all subject to receipt of the normal permissions).
Whilst the fete itself will necessarily be on a much smaller scale than the West Show, we plan to involve as many western based organisations in a day-long event celebrating the great community spirit to be found in St Brelade, St Mary, St Peter and St Ouen. Invitations have already been extended to parish, youth, sport and other community groups to take part, and the initial response has been very positive. This will all be in addition to the Association’s popular horticultural marquee, which will include our annual schools’ vegetable wheelbarrow competition and competitions run by the Jersey Association of the National Vegetable Society. We’ll also have an “animal farm” and there will be plenty of hay bales to play on too. Entry will be free.
Given the scale of what is planned, the fete will not be open to commercial organisations or other traders.
Plans for the barn dance are still being worked on. However, the main attraction has already been booked, and we’re delighted that The Wurzels will be appearing for the first time in Jersey. Another first for the Association! Members will be offered reduced ticket prices.
This page will be updated as more details are finalised. You can also follow our plans on Facebook.