10 things to do in mid and north Norfolk this weekend

Scenes from Gressenhall Fete 2016.

Scenes from Gressenhall Fete 2016. - Credit: Archant

Saturday - Hundreds of people are expected at a traditional village fete at The Green, Gressenhall. Activities start at 1.30pm and run until 5pm. Entertainment includes Punch and Judy, donkey rides, vintage vehicles, a bouncy castle, a barbecue, beer tent, plants, cakes, face painting tombolas and competitions. Children's sports races at 2.15pm, followed by adult races such as wheelbarrow racing, round bale racing, and egg throwing and catching, culminating in the tug-of-war competition at 4pm. Music in the evening with Gressenhall Singers at 6.30pm. Time Machine and Sub Zero from 7pm until 10.30pm. Barbecue and bar will be available all evening and people can bring their own picnic and drinks.

Bilney Hall Care Home. Picture: Ian Burt

Bilney Hall Care Home. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Saturday - 2pm to 4pm fun dog show at Bilney Hall, near Dereham, in aid of Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue. Entertainment, stalls and refreshments will be available along with the dog show, which will feature a number of categories to enter. Rosettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded to winning dogs in the novelty categories including waggiest tail, most handsome dog and dog most like their owner.

Saturday - Railway Tavern in Dereham, reunion for all customers who used to frequent the pub in the 1980s. Organised by former landlady Kristine Edwards. From 7.30pm until late, live music and disco. All welcome.

Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017


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The Railway Tavern in Dereham in the 1980s was popular with bikers

The Railway Tavern in Dereham in the 1980s was popular with bikers - Credit: Kristine Edwards

Saturday - farmers' market at Creake Abbey. 9.30am to 1pm, 55 of the region's best food and drink producers with outstanding fresh seasonal produce including meat, vegetables and fruit, cakes, tray bakes, dairy produce, artisan beer, apple juice, artisan breads, morning goods, puddings, pies, tarts (sweet and savoury), olives and prepared meals all made with the finest local ingredients.

Saturday and Sunday - if you are heading to the beach note the high tide at Wells on Saturday is at 2.53pm and on Sunday it is at 3.58pm. Visit www.tidetimes.org.uk/wells-tide-times to monitor tides.

Creake Abbey farmers market. Photo: Jake Sugden.

Creake Abbey farmers market. Photo: Jake Sugden. - Credit: Archant

Sunday - Jarrold Ladies Day at Fakenham Racecourse, first race at 2pm, last race at 4.30pm, gates open at 11am. There will be competitions for the best-dressed lady, best-dressed couple and best hat on race day. Adult entry starts from £10 per adult and children 17 years and under (accompanied by adults) are free.

Sunday - Village market at Great Dunham Village Hall with a variety of stalls selling items and raising funds for Great Dunham Amenities Committee and Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice. Refreshments available. stalls include crafts, book, produce and bric a brac. Tables cost £5, telephone Pam Pooley on 01328 701354 to book. Admission free.

Wells beach. Picture: Ian Burt

Wells beach. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Sunday - Melton Park church fete, St Peter's church, Melton Constable. Homemade afternoon tea and cakes, raffle, tombola, bric-a- brac, cake stall, BBQ, burgers and hotdogs, children's games, prize money games, coconut shy, traditional Norfolk music, flowers in church and much more, fun for all the family. All proceeds go to St Peter's Church. Free entry and free parking.

Ladies Day at Fakenham Races. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Ladies Day at Fakenham Races. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

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