Welcome to the website for the annual
UPTON GREY AUTUMN FESTIVAL
THIS YEAR'S EVENT WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, 27TH OCTOBER, 2018 AT 2pm & 6pm
AT THE HODDINGTON ARMS.
The Festival comprises an afternoon event with Autumn competitions (see next web page for details), games and local produce stalls to taste and/or buy. It opens at 2pm but entries should be provided between 12.30 & 2pm. Prizegiving is at 4pm and tha afternoon closes after this.
New for this year are a local pottery stall and craft gin tasting, courtesy of Winchester Distillery from Arlesford.
At 6pm a procession will gather outside the Hoddington Arms for mulled wine and soft drinks and loading the Guy Fawkes on the Tractor and Trailer. At 6.15pm the Church Bells will peel and the procession, with lit Jack O' Lanterns, will be lead off by the tractor and trailer to Hoddington Park for the Bonfire and Fireworks. Afterwards, it's back to the Hodd for the Festival Menu (pork, chorizo & chickpea stew or cauliflower and chickpea curry and apple crumble), drinks, band, Halloween Fancy Dress competition & then Silent Disco in the Heated Marquee.
There are inevitable queues for drinks at the bar when everyone returns after the firework display so to get your drink promptly by pre ordering and pre paying for it in advance (ideally by the previous day). Drinks will be laid out with unique order numbers for you ready for your return in the same manner used at Theatres for interval time.
This event is in aid of St. Michael's Hospice, Registered Charity No: 1002856, and all proceeds go to them.
Free parking is available in Church Meadow, RG25 2RA, opposite the Church. Please do not park in the roadways of Upton Grey or obstruct peoples drives.
Click on an item in the top panel to progress (do not try the login). Click on Autumn Festival summary, above, for more details.
Jack O' Lantern photo below.