The Thurlaston Fete dates back many years; with local knowledge this is thought to be the 1950s. It is usually held on the first Saturday in July.
Originally the Fete was based in Church Lane with numerous tables which residents brought along their goods to sell on the day.
In recent years the Fete has morphed into something much larger. Apart from being a family fun day, it also raises significant funds to support the Church and Village Hall.
Each year the Fete has been given a theme such as Country Crafts, Queen’s 90th Birthday, Rugby through the Ages, The Great British Union Jack, Ye Olde English Midsummer. Residents are encouraged to create scarecrows to promote the theme, with a local judge appointed to decide the ‘best’ in village.