As explained in the start page, the 2021 Autumn Festival will be a once off format with the afternoon's events cancelled


Upton Grey Autumn Festival, Saturday, 30th October, 2021


At 6pm the procession will gather at the Hodd and unwanted Guy Fawkes can be brought along and loaded on the trailer. Drinks will be available.

The Cup for the best Guy Fawkes and a Cup for the Best Jack O'Lantern (carved pumpkin) will be presented - click on "2021 ENTRIES" above. Then, at 6.15, the procession will leave the Hodd to follow the tractor and trailer down Weston Road to Hoddington Park. Guys will be loaded onto the bonfire and the bonfire lit followed by a professional Firework Display.

Drinks will be available afterwards at the Hodd but no further entertainment.




Commencing at 2pm and held in a heated marquee in the back garden of the Hoddington Arms, the festival is a celebration of Autumn with a daytime Show featuring Autumn displays and competitions including heaviest pumpkin, best carved pumpkin (Jack O' Lantern), halloween fancy dress, silent disco, ornamental gourds, apple bobbing, conker competitions, best Guy Fawkes, snail racing, pumpkin bowling and much more.

There will also be a variety of taste &/or buy stalls featuring local produce from our fields, farms and kitchens, a raffle and a fresh BBQ provided by Newlyn's Farm Shop.

In the evening, at 6pm, a lit procession will assemble at the Hoddington Arms for mulled wine and soft drinks, and then follow a trailer containing Guy Fawkes and Jack O'Lanterns down Weston Road to Hoddington Park with a special Autumn peel of bells from the Bell Ringers of St. Mary's Church. The bonfire will be lit and afterwards a professional firework display. Afterwards its back to the Hoddington Arms for fine dining or grab burgers or hot dogs from the Newlyn's BBQ with Drinks, 3 Bands & then Silent Disco in the Heated Marquee. To avoid a crush at the bar on your return from the fireworks be sure to pre order your drinks - theatre interval style (preferably at least a day before).

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