It may have been some 18 years or so since the last outdoor Fete in the village of Halsetown, St Ives, but 2014 (August 3rd) saw its return. The day was organised by members of the Halsetown community along with the Halsetown Inn to reinvigorate the carnival spirit from previous times in the village. All the old favourites were there – a fabulous fancy dress horse parade , a packed fun dog show , a many prizes raffle, skittles, a treasure hunt.
Local produce including fruit and honey and Cornish Sea Salt as well as cakes were on site. There were craft stalls and a have-a-go potter’s wheel hosted by John Buchanan. Food and drink was on tap from cream teas, beer & Pimm’s, Blas Burgers and the Halsetown Inn Field Kitchen. For the children, the ever-present bouncy castles were accompanied by face-painting, and pony rides. The local fire engine proved a popular draw, alongside the vintage cars. The entertainment started with a chilled an open air Yoga demonstration session, progressing through an a cappella set from the KRUners, to traditional folk dancing with Bagas Porthia, and a perfect Summer sunny evening of chilling and thrilling from Nu-Clear Blues and the Dowling Thing,
Bye, bye Glasto – hello Halseto! Here’s the Fete website.