The Summer Fete is to be held on 21st September 2019 2pm – 5pm in Lavender Hall Park. Entry is free. There will be plenty of entertainment in the arena starting at 2pm with local Morris Dancers as well as a great selection of stalls from local charities, small businesses and local crafts.

Beer and refreshment tents will keep people fed and watered while a number of games and amusements will keep the kids happy with pony rides from our local riding school, Pool House Farm.

Grand Draw tickets are on sale with the chance to win the following fantastic prizes:

PrizeDonated by
1st Prize – Quooker Tap
(worth £1500)
Hampton Homes
2nd Prize – Child’s BicycleHarper Fields Care Home
Bottle of ChampagneAlbany Meadows
Fish and Chips for twoBalsall Common
Fish Bar
Meal VoucherBengal Brasserie
Meat HamperBosworths Butchers
HamperGinger Estate
Agents
Voucher for a Full English
Breakfast for two
La Delicia
Case of WineMichaels
Afternoon Tea for Two Voucher + £25 VoucherOakes Farm Shop
Dog Treat HamperOscar Pet Foods
30 minutes Sport MassagePhysio and Health
Matters Ltd
Gardening Gift VoucherRosebournes
Garden Centre
Hair Products PackageShane Collins
Hairdressers
2 x Bottles of Mulled WineTesco
File and Paint Manicure VoucherTwo Ten
Hairdressers
ProseccoVivendi
Golf Day VoucherWest Midlands
Golf Club
Wash and Blow-dry VoucherWestwood
Hairdressers
Afternoon Tea for Two VoucherWindmill Hotel

The money raised will go towards funding both the picnic in July and this year’s fete. Any surplus money will be donated back to the local groups who have supported us this year. We at balsallcom.com were delighted to support the festival, and proud to fund the printing of the raffle tickets for the festival committee.

Other news

The committee sadly say goodbye this year to Linda Dandy who has been our treasurer for several years and we welcome to the committee Christina O’Sullivan, Simon Edwards and Alex Spedding. All three joined us this year and have been full of fresh ideas and enthusiasm. If there is anyone else out there who has some spare time and would like to join the committee or volunteer their help at our events please contact us at balsallcommonfestival@gmail.com

Picnic in the Park

The Picnic in the Park in July was amazing – everything the committee hoped it would be and more. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we all did. How lovely it was to see all the families and children playing, relaxing, eating and drinking whilst enjoying great music until late in Lavender Hall Park. We have to say a massive thank you to Martin Pettifor of Pettifor’s Haulage who kindly lent us one of his lorry trailers to act as a stage for the Soundations, Balsall Common Lions for providing generators, the Hornets for the use of their car park and Solihull Council for allowing us to use the Park.

Many thanks also to all of you who bought Grand Draw Tickets at the event and everyone who donated their loose change in the blue buckets at the end of the evening. 

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