Introduction 2018 Print





Due to low ticket sales the first full fundraiser of the year the Burns Night Supper was cancelled.  This, along with the other events held in the run up to Feast Week forms a vital part of the funding and without this, and an army of willing volunteers, it is just not viable to run the event.


This year, the size of the Feast Week Committee is also vastly reduced and with our current number, we just do not have the capacity to run the usual full week programme of events.  As a result, we are proposing to hold a “Feast Week Light” in 2018. 


Hopefully it will still feature your usual favourites, including the Produce Show, Parade of Floats, Friday and Saturday night entertainment, the Village Sport Day and Village Tea but without more funding and volunteers we unable to have an open bar on the weekday evenings, the full week art show and full programme of children’s weekday activities.


The proposed schedule for Feast Week Light 2018 is:









23 July

24 July

25 July

26 July


Hilton Village Ball

Ball tickets available from Sharon Walker (07984 232424)

28 July

29 July

Produce Show

Parade of Floats

Classic Car Show

Bar and street food trucks and children’s bouncy castle





30 July

31 July

1 August

2 August

3 August

Children’s daytime entertainment (Mad science)

Topsy Turvy Bingo and School Disco Party Night

Bar and street food trucks




4 August

Village Sports Day

Village Tea

Abba’s Angel’s Tribute Party  Night

Bar and street food trucks


5 August

Clear up and pack away until 2019





Even the reduced Feast Week programme will require a lot of hard work, funding and dedication to pull off and so we will need the village to rally round, support our fundraising events and pitch in. 


The next event is the Quiz Night on Saturday 21 April 2018 so get your teams together and buy your tickets now via the website or by contacting the Committee.  


We are also looking for willing volunteers to either join the Committee fully or offer their support to help organise, set up and run Feast Week.  Even if you can only spare a few hours in the run up to or during Feast Week, your help would still be greatly appreciated.  Equally, we will have the marquee on the Green all week so if you want to run a daytime/evening event, please contact the Committee to get involved.


The Hilton 200 Club is running and open for entries.  Full details/entry forms can be found on our website.  Jenny Hartwell, who has kindly been running since last year, is leaving the village and so we are also looking for someone to take on this responsibility.   If you can spare an hour or so each month to administer the 200 Club please get in touch. 


Hilton is very lucky to have such a wonderful event, which brings together the whole community for a week of free fun.  We are sure that many of you would agree that you don’t want this tradition, which has been running for over 40 years, to end.  However, if we don’t have the full support of this village there is a real possibility that there won’t be a Feast Week in 2018.



Co-Chairs – Hannah Hinton (07812 335768) and Guy Martin

Secretary – Lynne Radbone

Treasurer – Joe Holmes

Committee members – Craig Sutherland, Judy Ward, Emma Northwood, John Hutchinson, Emma Stubbs

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All about Feast Week

What is Feast Week?

The origins of Feast Week date back to the Middle Ages, when villagers would celebrate the feast of Mary Magdalene (after whom our beautiful church in Hilton is named), by bringing the community together and reflecting on helping each other. The modern version of this is a week of events for the whole village, centred around a marquee on the village green.


Feast Week takes place during the last week of July every year. A typical Feast Week includes a float parade around the village, a produce show, songs of praise in the marquee, several evenings of cricket on the green, tasty nightly barbecues, children’s craft activities, discos, a children’s magician, a talent night, Irish bingo, bands, sports day, an art show and a big afternoon tea to polish it all off! It brings the community together in a relaxed, convivial way, providing events for old and young alike. It’s great fun and amazingly, all of it is free!


2018 Dates for your diary

Saturday 21 April 2018 - Village Quiz Night
Friday 27 July 2018 - Village Ball

Sunday 29 July to Sunday 5 August 2018 - Feast Week


The Feast Week committee is a group of volunteers who live in the village and enjoy Feast Week so much they want to keep it going for everyone. In order to keep the week in the summer free of charge, we organise fundraising events throughout the year. By supporting these events you help make sure that Feast Week itself can remain free of charge. 


This year’s committee comprises


The Committee always welcomes any willing hands that like to offer occasional help at any events.  If you would like to get involved in any way, do get in touch.  We are, in particular, always keen to have additional manpower during the week itself - there are always slots on the bar and BBQ to fill! Thank you very much.

Please join our Facebook Group Hilton Feast Weekto get regular updates on all the Feast Week events. (For those who do not use Facebook, please see the Feast Week website> Spectrum and the village noticeboards for Feast Week information.) 


Last Updated on Friday, 16 March 2018 09:29