This week sees the 6th Annual Shevington Fete, a lively community event held in the centre of the village.
The Mayor of Wigan, Ron Conway is opening the Shevington fete accompanied by a special guest, Adrian Speakman from the popular TV show “Call the councils”.
An impressive array of stalls will cover the recreation ground, two entertainment marquees, the Parish hall, the Methodist church and the dance hall.
Both adults and children will be entertained with sporting events, such as rugby, children’s races, “zorbs”, a tug of war and even a penalty shootout.
For those who would rather take it a little easier there are stalls selling cakes, preserves, jewellery, aromatherapy and much more.
Young artists from a local music school and Wigan Youth Zone will be performing, as well as Pemberton Brass Band, Tom Jones tribute, and “Gifted” who give all of their proceeds to charities such as “Help for Heroes.”
The “lynchpin” of the event is Shevington Gardening Club who will be hosting its 32nd Annual show. This year the exhibition consists of 100 classes and will take place in the youth club. Judging will take place between 11am – 1pm and the hall will be open to the public for viewing from 1pm, with the prize presentation at 3.30pm.
As in previous years, we are sponsoring the second place prize in every class and wife of Golden Days’ owner, Christine Evans, will be presenting the prizes.
We wish all exhibitors the best of luck.
Here’s hoping the sun puts in an appearance and that the 6th Annual Shevington Fete is as fabulous as ever!