●● ORGANISERS are finishing preparations this weekend’s Langley Fete.
Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for the popular event which features an afternoon of fun, entertainment and live music for children and adults.
There will be children’s races and crafts, a bouncy castle, coconut shy, face painting, tombola and a cricket competition as well as many stalls.
The now famous Langley duck races will be held all afternoon on the banks of the River Bollin as well as a classic car display and T’ai Chi demonstrations.
The Fell Race will take competitors up and down Teggs Nose and there will be fierce rivalry as local pub teams take part in a mighty tug of war competition to entertain the fete crowds. This year’s dog show has eight categories including waggiest tail, best rescue, handsomest dog, prettiest bitch, best veteran, large, small and overall champion.
The afternoon’s entertainment will end on a high note with a musical extravaganza headlined by soul, funk and rock band The Chinese Marbles and featuring melodic rock band Night Flight and djembe drumming group Kontaani.
Refreshments include a barbecue, tea tent, ice creams and a beer tent with a selection of real ales.
Fete organiser Tony Quinn said: “Last year’s fete was an outstanding success with more than 1,000 people coming along to enjoy the afternoon. It is an important event for the village, as all the proceeds go towards the upkeep of our village hall, plus a Christmas meal and cabaret evening which is held each year for all our older residents.”
Langley Fete is on Sunday, June 28, starting at 1pm on Langley playing fields.