Have you heard, there’s pony rides

At Tunstead Village fête on Sunday 11th June, there will be pony rides.

Shetland Ponies will be coming to the Tunstead Village Fête so the younger and smaller members of our community can get a taste of what its like to ride.

We will also have a static display of tractors and World War II vehicles. There will also be a fire engine from the local fire station on display, if they are not out on a “shout”. Come and talk with these heroes and find our what it takes to be a fire-fighter.

The fun dog show is a must. It starts at 1:15pm in the display ring. There are 12 classes and your dog can be entered in as many classes for which they qualify; at £1 per animal per class. For more details take a look here –>

  • There will be plants for sale.
  • Face-painting for the youngsters.
  • A coconut shy.
  • Bric-a-brac stall.
  • Panning for Gold.
  • Raffle.
  • Tea, cakes and strawberries.
  • Stalls of crafts and produce.
  • and more! (I am running out of space for this article).

There is still time to book youself a pitch if you wish to have a stall to display and sell your produce or crafts. Each pitch will cost £10. Please contact Wendy on 01603 783377 or follow this link –>

These are just some of the fun things there is in store at the fête. It opens at 11:00am and goes on until 3:00pm. So come along, I know you will have a great time.

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Fun Dog Show at Tunstead Fete

There will be a fun dog show, as part of the Tunstead Village Fête on Sunday 11th June.

There are 12 classes, and dogs (and bitches) can enter as many classes for which they qualify. Entrance fee is £1 per animal per class. Rosettes will be given down to fourth prize. The judges are local dog and dog training experts Sarah and Vicky.

The Fête opens at 11:00am, with the dog show starting at 1:15 pm in the parade ring. It is always popular so make sure you are there in good time. Whether you are showing your dog or watching as a member of the public I am sure you will be entertained.

The classes are as follows:

  1. The Prettiest Bitch
  2. Handsomest Dog
  3. Best Crossbreed
  4. Golden Oldie over 7 years
  5. Waggiest tail
  6. Snip & Stitch neutered/spayed
  7. Under 15 inches
  8. Over 15 inches
  9. One coloured coat
  10. Particoloured coat
  11. Scruffiest dog
  12. Smartest dog
posted 1/06/17
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Village Fête – June 11th – 11:00am

The 5th Annual Tunstead Village Fête will be held on Sunday 11th June 2017, opening at 11:00am, with the Fun Dog Show starting at 1:15pm. The event will be compared by local boy Graham John (or as some of you know him – Graham Bailey).Graham Johns

This year’s special offers are: World War II vehicles, a Fire Engine, the local Vintage Tractor Club, and of course our Fun Dog Show.

There are 12 classes in the dog show:

  1. The Prettiest Bitch
  2. Handsomest Dog
  3. Best Crossbreed
  4. Golden Oldie over 7 years
  5. Waggiest tail
  6. Snip & Stitch neutered/spayed
  7. Under 15 inches
  8. Over 15 inches
  9. One coloured coat
  10. Particoloured coat
  11. Scruffiest dog
  12. Smartest dog

As usual owners will pay £1 per class entry and can enter as many as they qualify for, rosettes given to 4th place.

We also have “the old favourites”

  • Tombola – where tickets ending with ‘5’ or ‘0’ win prizes.
  • Name the Teddy
  • Number of Sweets in the jar
  • Delicious homemade cakes!
  • Plant sale
  • Panning 4 Gold – always great fun and messy. There’s a coin in every cup of sand- but how much?
  • Face painting for the little ones.
  • Bouncy Castle

Of course a fête wouldn’t be complete without Ice Cream, and when that’s all done how’s about a cup of tea and cake while you watch the dog show.

We also run a raffle: prizes include tickets to Thrigby Hall Wildlife & Gardens, Broads Tours boat trips, bottle of drink, fruit basket etc.

Parking is on the field – entrance is 50p PER PERSON of 16 years and OVER.


On Saturday (10th) we shall erect the ring and mark off parking areas etc. The time for starting this will be arranged at the special meeting Tunstead Village Fête Volunteers to be held on Tuesday 30th May at 7:30pm in the village hall.

New volunteers are very welcome to attend this meeting, or turn up to help prepare for the Fête.

reviewed 30/5/17
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The Groomy has returned

The author has had a chat with the new owner of the village pub. The owner has a strong vision of how to develop the site. She wishes to turn the building back to a village pub, and restoring the old name of the “Horse and Groom”.

The pub is NOW OPEN.

Please follow this link to find out more. –>

reviewed 30/2/17
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