The origins of Feast Week date back to the Middle Ages, when villagers would celebrate the feast of Mary Magdalene by bringing the community together and reflecting on helping each other.
More recently, Feast Week was resurrected in the Summer of 1977 to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. It was envisaged that the event would be a one off but Feast Week 1977 was so popular that it continued.
Hilton Feast Week is a great festival which brings the community together. It promotes as culture of participation and fosters great community spirit. There are lots of opportunities for people to get involved, from wanging a welly on Sports Day, through to joining with neighbours and friends to create a float for the parade, and a huge amount in between!
The annual festival is organised by a committee of volunteers who also put on various fundraising events throughout the year. These help ensure that all events within Feast Week remain free of charge so that all members of the local community can benefit from this great tradition.
The committee would welcome and encourage everyone to get involved. You can help the fundraising effort by attending one of the fundraising events, joining the 200 Club club or by contacting the committee and offering some of your time as a volunteer.