Village festival to feature arts, crafts and much more

Gerry Grant giving a teapot masterclass demonstration at last year's Fangfest.
Gerry Grant giving a teapot masterclass demonstration at last year's Fangfest.

Preparations are well underway for an annual arts and crafts festival in Fangfoss.

Fangfest, being held over the weekend of 7 and 8 September, will see many businesses in the village, including Fangfoss Pottery, The Rocking Horse Shop and Harry Postill Furniture, throw open their doors to give demonstrations on pottery, painting and carving.

Now in its 15th year, the festival will feature a craft marquee with locally handmade items, live music, fairground rides, archery, clay pigeon shooting and a classic car rally.

Visitors to this year’s event can also enjoy a mini beer festival on the village green, hosted by The Carpenters Arms pub.

One of the festival’s organisers, Lyn Grant, of Fangfoss Pottery, said: “The festival is probably the largest free festival in East Yorkshire.

“It tries to cater for the needs of everyone.”

Although free to enter, the festival helps to raise money for charity, with Macmillan Cancer Support, NSPCC and St Leonard’s Hospice all benefitting alongside local organisations.

Visit www.fangfest.org.uk for more information.