A TUG-of-war challenge and a host of entertainment for the whole family will feature at a village fete in West Somerset this weekend.

A number of local charities will benefit from this year’s traditional Carhampton village fete, which will be offering a wide range of attractions on the Recreation Ground from 1pm to 4.30pm on Saturday, July 13.

The bells ofte village’s St John’s church will open the fete, which will feature West Somerset Morris, the Famished Folk band, a display of vintage motorcycles and a wide range of stalls and games, including skittles and “have a go” archery.

A special attraction will be a challenge by Williton Young Farmers’ tug-of-war team to take on all comers and teams are invited to enter on the day. They will be “adjusted” according to the participants to make the competition as fair as possible.

There will also be displays of rural crafts and traditional plants, tombola, produce and refreshment stalls. The Long Hall is the venue for an art exhibition and displays of items made by members of a number of village clubs.

Information will also be available on the village orchard, churchyard and wildlife groups and the heritage centre will be open during the afternoon. Raffle prizes include £100 in cash, a food hamper and a family ticket for the West Somerset Railway.

Afternoon tea and refreshments will also be available, as well as a Pimms tent for the adults and a barbecue. Admission costs £1 for adults but is free for children under 12.

A further Recreation Centre fund-raising event will take place on Saturday, July 20, with a Big Village Breakfast from 8.30am onwards, to help raise money towards a new, larger mower to cut the cricket field.