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22nd August to 25th August
Beating the Bounds (May)
Usually five weeks after Easter on the Saturday before Rogation Sunday the Local History Society with St George's Church organise a walk around the Parish Boundary.
Beating the bounds is a centuries-old tradition, aimed at reminding everyone of boundaries that was important in their lives. During Rogationtide - the fifth week after Easter - villagers, with the rector and other local dignitaries, would walk the parish boundary. The children would carry willow wands to beat the boundary markers with, and in some ceremonies children had their heads bumped on boundary stones to imprint firmly in the memory.
The festival is usually held over the weekend nearest 'midsummer's day'.
The aim of the annual festival has always been to provide an event at which the whole community can get together for a weekend of fun and socialising. The festival also provides fund raising opportunities for many local groups within the village such as cubs, scouts, playgroup and the church.
The Woodsetts Millennium Group, organisers of the Midsummer Festival hold the event in the village over a weekend in the middle of June. The first festival was held in 2000 to celebrate the Millennium. In the years that the festival has been organised it continues to go from strength to strength.
Bonfire & Fireworks Display
The village bonfire and firework display is held on the 4th of November every year.
The bonfire is lit at 6.30 pm with the fireworks display at 7.00 pm, (fireworks lasting about 20 minutes) The evening is supervised by Parish Council members and a team of stewards are in attendance throughout the evening. An assortment of refreshments are made available by several village groups including, hotdogs, soup, jacket potatoes, cakes, bonfire toffee and tea and coffee.
Victorian Christmas Market
The Local History Society organise the 'party spirited', fundraising pre-Christmas Victorian Market on the last Saturday in November. The market is held in and around the Woodsetts Junior School Hall and trades from 10 am and closes at 2 pm.
The intention is to facilitate a venue and occasion for village organisations and groups to have an opportunity to raise money for themselves or a selected charity. Since it started in 2002 the event has proved to be very popular and a huge success with the groups that participate, raising much needed funds for their individual causes.