Bank holiday fun in Daventry area for all the family

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THERE will be a feast of fun and games taking place this bank holiday weekend right across the Daventry district.

Everything from the county’s finest food and drink to a performance by a 1970s chart topping band will be on offer across the region.

On Sunday and Monday the Northamptonshire Food Show @ Holdenby will be taking place at Holdenby House.

Over 50 different food and drink producers will be available at the event along with live cookery displays from celebrity chefs including Sophie Grigson.

Event organiser Caroline Houghton said: “We are all very excited about the show this year.

“This is our fifth year and promises to the best yet, with so many different delicious food and drink stands on offer and with so much for all the family to enjoy.

“It’s a great way to spend the Bank Holiday.”

In Braunston the annual village weekend kicks-off on Saturday with activities including piano, ping-pong and poetry on the village green.

On Sunday there will be performances from a range of local acts on stage at the Jetty Field.

And on Bank Holiday Monday there will be special performances by 1970s rock band The Blockheads.

Abigail Campbell, one of the helpers behind the weekend, said: “I can’t believe The Blockheads are going to be playing in a place like Braunston, it’s going to be fantastic.

“We wanted to make more of the stage so that is why we are having two days of music.”

Bank Holiday Monday will also see the Everdon Fete taking place from 2pm until 5pm.

The fete stretches from the church to the green and will feature a performance by the Daventry Brass Band.

There will also be a range of activities for people of all ages including coconut shy, skittles, and horseshoe throwing.

Organiser Ali Evans said: “It’s a wonderful traditional fete which has been going for many years.

“The event brings the whole of the village together and almost everyone is involved in something or other.”

In Hellidon village gardens will be open for charity on Sunday and Monday, with funds being donated to the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

And in Long Buckby the village feast, which runs until Sunday, September 4, has already kicked-off.

On Saturday there will be a car boot sale in the sports field from 9am until 12pm.

And Bank Holiday Monday will see the feast day taking place in Market Square with a host of fun games and the annual parade of the feast puddings.