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THE ANNUAL UPTON GREY AUTUMN FESTIVAL AND UPTON GREY SUPERFAST BROADBAND APPLICATION
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2019'S AUTUMN FESTIVAL WAS HELD ON SATURDAY, 26TH OCTOBER, 2019 AT 2pm & 6pm AT THE HODDINGTON ARMS. 2020 WAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID.
THIS YEAR, 30th October, 2021, IS A ONCE OFF FORMAT FOR THE AUTUMN FESTIVAL
The Hoddington Arms has informed that "...the pandemic has taken it's toll on the business and the financial loss is real. We are just thankful that we have scraped through and able to open the doors again. It is unfortunately going to take us time to build the business back to where we started before any of us heard of Covid-19. With this in mind we are going to have to bow out of this year's Autumn Festival as we are not able to support the event as we have been able to historically."
Consequently the afternoon event will not happen this year but we will be going ahead with the evenings bonfire and fireworks display starting with a procession from the Hodd at 6.15pm. We then have a fantastic party in the Hodd's outside heated marquee in the evening.
During the previous week, we will also be holding our Guy Fawkes in the Village competition judged by an independant panel with a cup as first prize. For the first time, we will also have a Jack O'Lantern (carved pumpkin - see photo below) competition around the village with a similar format.
Cups for the winners of the Guy Fawkes and Jack O'lantern competitions will be presented inside the Marquee at about 7.45pm
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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.
Jack O' Lantern photo below.