2017 Zebon Copse Fete a huge success!

The Zebon Copse Residents’ Association is proud to report that the 24th Summer Fete, held this year on 25th June at the Zebon Copse Centre, was an immense success.

The 2017 Fete Dog Show

Following a 20 day online countdown, which saw details announced each day on the associations’ twitter feed (@ZebonCopse), there was a buzz of excitement as the associations’ new chairman, Chris Hall, declared the 24th ZCRA Fete open.

With perfect weather conditions, residents enjoyed a fantastic array of stalls from local producers, charities, and organisations.Proud Buster after being crowned 'Best in Show'.

The fete was truly an event for all the family, with traditional games and a funfair for children, and stalls and a beer tent for the adults. The ever-popular Hog Roast and BBQ was in high demand, along with ice creams, soft drinks and beer from the drinks tent. The fun dog show saw a fantastic selection of the best dogs from the estate, with proud winners in all 8 categories and  Kat Kendrick’s 14 year old Buster being crowned ‘Best in Show’.

The 2017 Fete Showground


Returning to the fete, local artist Flora Gare ran windsock making craft sessions for children and adults to create together in a packed craft tent. Owing to the success of this, the committee is pleased to announce that Flora will run a family craft event in October half term on Wednesday 25th October at the Zebon Copse Centre. Tickets are available from the SPAR shop on Zebon Copse and online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/willow-craft-workshop-tickets-35143211291.

The committee would like to thank all those who volunteered their time to make this fete a success. Particular thanks goes to Sheila Thorns, who has worked incredibly hard in organising so many aspects of the fete. Without her tireless efforts over the past few months, the fete would not have happened. We would also like to thank Crookham Village Parish Council for their sponsorship of the Zebon Copse Centre, field and craft tent. A final thanks go to all our volunteers, stallholders and residents who attended and enjoyed the fete. We hope to see you all again at our 2018 Fete on 24th June.  The Sounds Easy Jazz Band at the 2017 ZCRA Fete

As a token of our appreciation for the work done throughout the year by our ZCRA Committee members and volunteers, we will be throwing a ‘Thank You’ tea party in the Autumn. We look forward to celebrating the work of all our volunteers!

For more pictures of the 2017 Fete, see our Twitter Feed (@ZebonCopse).