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!
Feast Week Committee 2013 – 2014
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. We also sell draw tickets twice a year, and even if you aren’t able to support the fundraising events, by buying these you can help keep Feast Week running.
This year’s committee is chaired for the second year by Sharon Walker, together with her Vice Chair, Gill Gill. Sharon and Gill are supported by the rest of the team - Graeme Gribbin, Craig Sutherland, Suzie Sutherland, Lynne Radbone, Paul Williamson, Judy Ward, Emma Payne and Emma Stubbs. We can't wait to unveil the exciting programme of activities we have prepared for the village to enjoy during this year's Feast Week!
We look forward to this summer's events with you all and would very much welcome your ideas for future events using the survey overleaf. Also, if anyone would like to offer occasional help at any events, please use the survey to indicate this. 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 village website, Spectrum and the village noticeboards for Feast Week information.) If you would like to receive emails regarding fundraising events, please email us on