Pretty Codicote is busy preparing for the annual Codicote Village Day on Saturday 15 July; this lovely event is a real highlight of the year, drawing people from all around Hertfordshire!
Last year over 6000 people attended the Codicote Village Day, and it sounds like another fantastic day is planned, with the procession, fun fair, lawnmower racing, treasure hunt, live music and amazing food. The theme is Under the Sea, and the fair will be opened by local singer Gabz, who was a finalist on Britain’s Got Talent.
I will be helping to judge The Great Bake Off Competition, and the cakes last year looked amazing, so I am really looking forward to it! There are three categories: small cakes (such as cupcakes), big cakes and showstoppers. Just take your bakes to the marquee in the morning (or just after the parade) for judging at around 2.30. The competition is sponsored by Kitchenaid and they have donated some very smart pieces of kit for the prizes. Your cakes can be any design you wish, or have a go with the Under the Sea theme.
The food all day sounds very good, with plenty of local businesses taking part. The Goat and Globe pubs will be looking after the beer and Pimms tents. Codicote Butchers will be doing a hog roast stall and festival regulars I love Sausage will be doing a barbecue. Afternoon tea will be available, with lots of locally made cakes; is there anything nicer on a summer afternoon?
There will be a farmers market again, with a good range of stalls selling breads, preserves and cheeses for picnics and to take home. There is still time to have a food stall at the event; register at codicotevillageday.co.uk. Local sellers are particularly welcome and the organisers have said they will make sure there is a range; they would particularly love some more vegetarian food options.
Live music and food will continue into the evening, and you can camp if you want to! All the info is on codicotevillageday.co.uk; see you there!