2014 Pitton Carnival

Pitton Carnival 2014 - 800 px wide Come and join in the fun and have a wonderful time at the 2014 Pitton Carnival

The theme this year is COPS & ROBBERS !!

Put the dates in your diary and soon the Carnival Helpers will be calling to sell you badges which are your tickets for the evening entertainment – cost is £3.00 per head, £8 per family

(i.e. 2 adults/2 children 16 and under)

Hopefully by now you will have started making your Scarecrow ready for display from 23rd June, and will also be preparing to view them all and vote for your favourite. We are also holding a PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION this year – you will find the rules and how to enter at the back of this flyer, so charge up your batteries!

Dates for your Diary

In conjunction with St. Peter’s Church, the first two events are a celebration of St. Peter’s Day Weekend:

Saturday 28th June          Summer Songtime Concert      7:30 pm

Pitton Village Hall                      ‘From Bach to Beatles’ with Vocal Point.

Tickets £10 per head, to include a glass of wine, strawberries and cream in the               interval, from Sara Bossom (01980 611133).   Proceeds in aid of St. Peter’s Church Fund.

Sunday 29th June             Patronal Festival Day Service 10:00 am

St. Peter’s Church           Guest Preacher: Canon Roger Sharpe

followed by:

Pitton Village Hall                     Bring and Share Lunch          12:30 pm

All are warmly welcome to both events.

Monday 30th June         Worm Charming!                 6:45 pm

Pitton Village Hall Field           A new event this year! The Guides are running a worm charming competition – do come and support them – it promises to be a lot of fun! Cost of entry £2.50.    Ice Cream will be available to buy.  Rules attached at the back of this flyer.

Tuesday 1st July           Bingo!                              6:00 pm

Pitton Village Hall        The Brownies are again hosting a Bingo evening to which you are all warmly invited. Cost is £2.50 per head Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be served in the interval. Please come and join in!

STOP PRESS!!   You can buy a joint ticket for both these events at £4 per head – Bargain!! Tickets available from Nicki McCarney at Lavender Cottage, or on the night.

Wednesday 2nd July       Quizgo                            8:00 pm

Silver Plough    Steve & Sue will be hosting their usual monthly Quizgo competition at the Silver Plough. All funds raised will go to the Stars Appeal in memory of Chris                  Ewington. Do come and support! (A quick call please (Jane – 712780) would be               helpful if you do plan to come as it will assist the pub with numbers).

Saturday 5th July         Carnival & Fete Day     from 4:00 pm

Pitton Village Hall Field      

Fancy Dress Parade

Assemble in The Close at 3.15pm for judging of the Cops & Robbers-themed Fancy Dress at 3.30pm. The parade will then pass along The Green to the Village Hall Field for the Grand Opening at 4 pm.

Categories for Fancy Dress are:

Pre School Age
Primary School Age
Secondary School Age

Village Fete

There will be stalls and sideshows including the Cake Stall, the Rifle Range, Crockery Smashing and the Silent Auction; there will be Books, Toys and Bric-a-Brac to buy, or you can try your luck with the Bottle Stall or Unlock the Box. To satisfy the inner you, there will be Cream Teas, a Pimms stall, Beer Tent and a Re-fuel Stop for the U18s as well as barbecue food available to buy from 6.00 pm.

Tennis Club Competition Final

The final of the league competition run by the Tennis Club will take place at 5 pm so do take a break to nip across to the court and cheer on the contenders!

Our evening continues as we are led a merry dance by the Black Bear Ceilidh Dance Band until it is rounded off by the Fabulous Fireworks Finale!

Please remember, your ticket for the evening is a badge to be worn from 6pm onwards, (this covers the cost of the Band and the Fireworks).

AND FINALLY   –   What can YOU do to help?

CAKES for the Cake Stall – these can be left at the Hall on the      morning of Carnival Day

BOTTLES         for the Bottle Stall

BOOKS for the Book Stall

BRIC A BRAC (No clothes please)

PROMISES/ITEMS for the Silent Auction to David and Carol Flint on 712435

Bottles, books and bric-a-brac will be collected from you by Carnival helpers.

Bottles can also be delivered to Jane Emden (no later than Friday evening 4th July please!).

Books and Bric-a-Brac can also be delivered to the Hall on the morning of 5th July.


We will be setting up the field for the fete on the morning of Saturday 5th July from 10 am. All help most welcome!


The awesome job of clearing up!!

Sunday 6th, from 9.30 am


All funds raised go towards the development and support of the Village Hall.


Subject:           Pitton Life

e.g. scenes or events in the village or immediate local area of Pitton; amusing events that have happened; previous village Fetes; the flood, etc.

Classes:               Juniors:   Up to 11 years

Seniors: 12 to 18 years

Adults: 18 years and over

Rules:                  All photographs to be submitted to Andrew Priestley at 5                               Elm Close, Pitton, by Wednesday, 2nd July at the latest.

Each person may enter up to three photographs.

Entry fee of £1 per head (for up to three photographs).

Photographs can be colour or black and white.

Maximum size A4.

Photographs can be submitted as prints or in mounts; NO frames please. Names, telephone number and age group to be affixed to the back of each photograph. NO names on the front please. Entries will be judged on the morning of the fete, 5th July.

Entries will be judged on composition and relevance.

Winners will be announced during the afternoon. Certificates will be awarded for first, second and third places in each group.

Photographs will remain in the village hall for viewing during the fete and can be collected afterwards at the end of the afternoon. Arrangements can also be made to collect           photographs at a different time.




 Competitors work in teams of 2. At least one person must be willing to handle the worms!

  1. Each team is to operate in a 3 x 3 metre plot.
  2. Duration of the competition will be 30minutes, starting at 7pm.
  3. Please bring your own garden fork but make sure it is suitably covered when travelling to & from the Village Hall. On arrival you will be allocated a plot. Please place your fork in that plot until the competition begins.
  4. Worms are to be handled carefully and collected in damp peat and placed in a suitable, named container provided by the organisers.
  5. A whistle will be blown 5 minutes before the start of the competition.
  6. Competitors are to remain clear of the competition plots until instructed to ‘Get to your Plots’.
  7. The team who charms the most worms within 30 minutes is the winner. In the event of a tie, the winner is decided by a further 5 minutes of worm charming.


You may use:

–        any form of vibration to get the worms out of the ground

–        any form of music to charm the worms out of the earth

–        a normal garden fork stuck into the ground and vibrated by any manual means.

–        a piece of wood, smoothed or notched, to strike or fiddle the handle of the garden fork to assist vibration.

& Don’ts

You may not:

–        dig worms out of the ground

–        use water or any form of liquid to stimulate worms

–        collect worms from any other plot

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