A village fete is returning for a three-day Bank Holiday extravaganza to boost morale after the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Great Corby Village Fete is promising a bumper three days in August to bring families and friends together for a traditional celebration.
Saturday August 28 will be a family fun day with children’s entertainment on the playing fields, bar and barbecue.
On Sunday there will be stalls of local vendors and craftspeople, live ceilidh and ukulele music, plus Carlisle band Strike It Up playing in the evening.
Bank Holiday Monday will see live jazz on the village green. Details of activities across all days are still being finalised with Great Corby Village Hall and Brampton and Longtown Rotary Club planning entertainment.
A special event is also planned in the grounds of the Corby Castle Estate where a Laurent-Perrier champagne afternoon tea will be served in the walled garden. This element of the weekend will be a ticketed event.
The village pub, The Queen Inn, will be open throughout and will be enticing visitors with some additional summer treats on its menu.
Co-owner Robert Cowan said: “There’s a real feeling that we all want to put something on to celebrate together and bring back the kind of summer fete that we’ve all missed, where people can get together with family and friends to relax and catch up.
“We’ll be following all the latest health and safety guidance of course, and we hope that will reassure people to come out and have a good time in one of North Cumbria’s most picturesque villages.”