Feast is back on for a second year

Crick Feast
Crick Feast

A two-day celebration of traditional rural heritage will take place in Crick later this month.

The Crick Feast is returned after a year’s break on Saturday and Sunday September 14 and 15.

This year’s feast will feature a whole range of events, including displays of vintage machinery and cars, a blacksmith display, woodworking and willow weaving, vintage prams, historical artefacts, harvest services and suppers, a medieval feast, and various traditional family and children’s entertainments from swing boats to a Victorian photo booth.

This year’s event has been organised by the Crick History Society with sponsor Tremayne and Belcher estate agents.

The last time the feast was held was in 2011 when it was revived after more than a century.

Elizabeth Sweeney, from the organisers, said: “We’re reviving the feast for the second time, a festival celebrating the completion of the harvest, which we can trace back to medieval Crick.

“It’s an opportunity to have some fun, raise some money for the village charities, and it will be bigger and better than ever!”

The feast will be officially opened on Saturday, September 14, at 10am on Bury Dyke, when there will be a tree planting by the chairman of Crick Parish Council.

The feast also has its own traditional food – feast pudding. The food is made using bread, milk, sugar, eggs, dried fruit and fat, and it typical of the celebratory puddings baked across the area centuries ago. Traditionally the puddings would have been baked for several hours overnight at low temperatures in the local bakery ovens.