Staplefield Fete & Car Show - July 2017

By Victoria Ponsford

“Who you gonna call?” asked Maggie Chamberlain, Co-Chairwoman of the organising committee for the Staplefield Fete this Bank Holiday Monday 29th May. 

Well, the answer really was ‘Ghostbusters!’ this year. The Sussex Ghostbusters, a team of Ghostbusters super-fans kitted out with movie-accurate uniforms and equipment from the Ghostbusters movies, were there to raise money for local charities.

The Ghostbusting crew along with ‘Philvis’, an Elvis impersonator, and MP Nicholas Soames rubbing shoulders with Baron Von Thunderclap from the Monster Raving Loony Party (both taking a break from election campaigning) were among the many wondrous sights to behold at this year’s annual Staplefield Fete and Car Show.

The festivities started with a stunning opening from St Mark’s Primary School Maypole Dancers. This was followed by the ever-popular dog show, run by Kate Fassam from Raising Hopes Dog Training. This event is always well attended, with dogs coming from far and wide and in all shapes and sizes. This year cocker-poo Snoopy stole the highly-coveted title of Best in Show.

This year’s fete raised an amazing £7,375.00 for St Mark’s School in Staplefield, St Mark’s Church and the Staplefield Village Hall. A huge number of people attended this year, and with rising numbers the organising committee is keen to hear from local businesses and entertainers that would like to be part of next year’s fete. Please contact Maggie Chamberlain (maggs49