Layer Marney Village Fete and Companye of Merrie Folke

Held in the grounds of the Tower, the Layer Marney Village Fete is for everyone,young and old, who is searching for a village fete “just like they used to be”. With traditional stalls, games and a Layer Marney special, a fun dog show, where the villagers show their competitive spirit. 11.00 – 4.00 p.m. the Raffle will be drawn at about 3.00 pm  All welcome and it is great fun – guaranteed!  The Tower and grounds are open until 5.00 p.m

This year we are delighted that the Companye of Merrie Folke, a group of Tudor men and women will be camping at Layer Marney Tower, so take the opportunity to mingle with them and discover how they lived their lives in Tudor times.  Avoid the “cures” for any ailments you might have offered by the “cunning man”  but enjoy tasting the bread baked by the baker and his wife, the baxter.  Tudor musicians, herbalists, weavers and more will add to the fun at this year’s village fete.

Fete attractions that are planned are:

  • Fun dog show
  • Cakes
  • Bottle Tombola
  • Childrens Games/Treasure Hunt
  • Marble Run
  • Books
  • Raffle
  • Mirror Drawing
  • Crockery Smashing
  • White Elephant
  • Plants
  • Walk the Plank
  • Catch a Duck and Pick a Nail
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Balloon Bursting
  • Tractor Rides
  • Various games
  • Bowling for beef
  • Clothes peg game
  • Music


Bring a picnic or the Layer Marney Tower Tea Room will be open.

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