EVERYTHING from maypole and morris to clapper, clog and sword dancing feature at this year’s Halsway Manor Fête on Saturday (June 3) - and the event organisers promise the day will be bigger and better than ever!
Halsway Manor gardens will be filled with stalls including local foods and produce, flowers, books, plants, art and crafts.
Minehead Library will be offering storytelling for children in the Summer House, Mr Mommet’s Punch and Judy will take place on the croquet lawn, and the manor’s own maypole will be put to good use with opportunities for all to join in with maypole dancing.
Things to eat include cream teas, cakes, a barbecue and ice cream made especially by Somerset’s Brinkman’s Ice Cream.
Several dance teams will be there as part of Taunton’s Sweet Coppin clog dancers’ 40th anniversary celebrations.
They will be performing throughout the afternoon along with Taunton Deane Morris Men, City Clickers clog dancers and Silver Flame Rapper Sword dancers.
And there will be workshops for anyone who wants to try clog, morris or rapper for themselves.
The fete is from midday until 5pm. Entrance is by donation and proceeds will go towards Halsway’s restoration appeal, a project of essential works to preserve both the fabric of the manor, which is the National Centre for Folk Arts, and its nationally important library collection.