Community Events

The 30th August 2014 the Woodplumpton and Catforth Community Fete took place.

This has now become a wonderful annual event, that is held within the Parish of Woodplumpton and organised superbly by the Parish Council; who put so much effort into making it a true success; and also a time for the local community to come together, and celebrate the wonders of living in such rural splendour.


The event was opened this year by 'Steph and Dom' from the television show 'Gogglebox.' They were even interviewd on their sofa; and asked questions about television programes, just like we all see on television within an episode of 'Gogglebox.' They mingled with many during the afternoon, and have recently become great friends of the village. Even the local Woodplumpton Rose Queen and her assistants put in an appearance as they arrived resplendant in their gowns on 'John Moors' Horse carriage; which advocates arriving in true style.


The weather was quite overcast with some rain; but spirits were never dampened. The local Morris dancers entertained many within the Orchards; which was lined with many stalls selling a variety of goods; which proved truly popular. The local Wheatsheaf public house provider a beer tent, where Pete and Ness made many welcome through the usual warm and cheery hospitality. The Woodplumpton Church ladies had an afternoon tea stall which provided a well deserved rest for many; who enjoyed a wide selection of cakes. The local Honeywells burger and hot dog stand was popular; with many being tempted with their many declicacies on offer.


Entertainment was wide and varied for the young and old at heart. There was the eagle and hawk display which many enjoyed; getting hands on experience with these amazing birds. Youngsters were thrilled with the the giant slides, the mini football stadium and also the donkey rides. Steve from BG Fencing organised traditional bowling event; and there was even 'Welly throwing' and 'tug of war' competition to round of all the days activities.

It made it all a truly wonderful family occasions.  It's always amazing that such a small village can put on such a great an event. And we now look forward to next years own version of the 'Highland games,' so start practising with your caber and atlas stones now; and get ready for such a fabulous day.

Well done the Parish Council for once again running an excellent event!