Feast Day 2016 will be on Saturday 25th June
A fabulous and diverse range of entertainment, activities, stalls, food and drink will be on offer.
Medieval Knights, Morris Dancing, Dog Show, Four Paws Dog Agility Show, Traditional Fun Fair with Carousel (as seen on Downton Abbey), Petting Farm, Punch & Judy, Choirs, Dance Displays, Gymnastic Displays, Musical Entertainment, Beer Tent, Over 80 Stalls and Food Outlets
Bookings are now being taken for stall pitches. A full colour programme is being produced and will be available in the village on the 13th and 20th June as well as at the event.
Platinum sponsorship - Chalfont St Peter Parish Council
Petting Farm Sponsors Gold Hill Baptist Church
Bronze sponsorship - Tim's Dairy Thorpe House School Nicholas Moss Estate Agents
Main arena sponsorship - Fairweather Insurance
Programme sponsorship - Chalfont St Peter Parish Church
Dog show sponsorship Goddards Veterinary Group
Punch & Judy sponsorship - Roberts Newby (now part of Strutt & Parker)
Stall pitches are just £40 for not for profit/community groups and charities and £70 for commercial operators
(as at 23/05/16 95% SOLD)
Food concession pitch rates are by agreement
Download the stall pitch booking form here:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch
Feast Day 2016 - important update statement from the organisers
As has already been announced, the evening concert at this year's Feast Day on June 25th has unfortunately been cancelled in order to give the organisers the opportunity of addressing many issues that have arisen out of the increasing success of the day.
The decision to forgo the evening concert had to be taken at an early date in order to avoid any costs and further disturbances from a later cancellation.
We are aware that this is a decision that has disappointed many and it was not taken lightly. We would like to take this opportunity to update you on the current position.
The Feast Day daytime event is going ahead.
Safety has to be our number one priority in ensuring that everyone can continue to enjoy a fabulous community event.
The main issues are:
• traffic management on the site, particularly at set up and set down times
• traffic management and parking on and off site
• issues around alcohol and in particular under-age drinking - we had three incidents of young teenagers requiring hospital attendance as a result of alcohol intake in 2015 - alcohol that had been purchased offsite and brought into the event leading to anti-social behaviour
• toilet facilities
• first aid
• security and stewarding
• compliance with regulations, licensing etc
As you can appreciate, putting on an event like Feast Day takes many months of planning and organisation and, as the event has become more successful and grown, these aspects have also grown and become more demanding.
It has always been our intention, by not holding the concert this year, to look to address these issues in order that we can, hopefully, return to running a full daytime and evening event in 2017.
Since our announcement we have been working with event management professionals and are drawing up new plans. The Feast Day management committee are all volunteers and currently consist of just six people. We are keen to hear from anyone with any skills or experience in the running of events (e.g. health & safety; traffic management; crowd control; security; stage management) who is prepared to work with us to bring these plans to a successful fruition.
In addition, we would also like to hear from anyone prepared to volunteer as a steward. Over 9000 people read the original Facebook announcement that the evening concert was to be cancelled with many expressing their views on the decision. Unfortunately only two people, to date, have volunteered to actually help.
As mentioned, the 2016 daytime event is going ahead and we are currently selling stall pitches, programme advertising and sponsorships and organising a full day's entertainment schedule. The day will however finish at around 6pm.
There will be an arena and we will be running a stage which will be used for various entertainment and activity but only during the day. This will give us the opportunity of testing our plans for the re-siting of various aspects of the event and, in particular, onsite traffic management and vehicle movements.
The Feast Day event and Christmas Fun Night are entirely dependent on revenue from advertisers, stallholders, sponsors and donations from the public. Your continued support is appreciated.
You can follow us on Twitter as @FeastOfStPeter
You can also find us on Facebook - here
Can you spare a couple of hours or more to help us run our fabulous Feast Day and Christmas Fun Night events?
If you are interested, please email Michael Day on email@example.com with your name and contact details and we will contact you to discuss how you may get involved.
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