In 1237 King Henry III ordered that a market and fair should be held in Feckenham on “the eve and day of St John The Baptist”. Since that time (with short breaks during two World Wars and for Covid) the village has obeyed Henry's instruction and used The Wake as an excuse for all sorts of merriment and frivolity. This year is no exception.
From 1pm on Saturday, June 25th locals and visitors alike are welcome to enjoy what’s grown to be the biggest village fete in the country. There’ll be things to do, see and eat. There’ll be a climbing wall for the young and energetic. There’ll be crazy golf for the less agile. There’ll be an enormous classic car show (over 150 vintage vehicles). There’ll be performances from amazing artistes like the Interstellar Cake Ladies, the Puddleducks, Professor Chandler’s Punch and Judy, the Arrow Valley Brass Band and there’ll be jugglers. Pampered pooches will also be catered for – there’s a Fun Dog Show just for them. There’ll also be stalls and displays – crafts, cakes and other delights. Who can resist the thrills of a flutter on the duck race or a dip into the tombola drum?!
Visitors won’t go unfed or watered – a pig roast, a pizza oven, a samosa specialist, a licenced real ale bar and a prosecco saloon will take care of the needs of the inner man (or woman). Both village pubs and the Village Shop’s coffee bar will be open all day too.
The Wake doesn’t seek to make a profit and it isn’t “in aid” of anything apart from a good summer afternoon out in the middle of a lovely village.
Entry is free. If you’re coming by car please follow the Car Park signs in the village.
1pm to 5pm. Admission FREE. Car park £3 per car
The Square, Feckenham, Worcestershire B96 6HU
Sat 25 June