THOUSANDS of residents attended a family village fete day that was opened by former Saints player Matt Le Tissier.

People of all ages had a day of fun at Awbridge Village Fete on May 11.

More than 210 classic cars were showcased at the fete which was attended by more than 4,000 guests.

Kerry Daley, secretary for the Village Association who helped to organise the event said the fete was “absolutely amazing .”

Guests were able to enjoy more than 50 stalls including a stall by the Romsey Makers and Romsey Country Market.

Frisky Avocado who were selling wraps also sold out by the end of the day.

Kerry added: “The que for our BBQ was so long but it was worth the wait.”

When asked why she thinks the fete is so popular Kerry said: “The fete has just got bigger and bigger over the years.

“I think it attracts people as its a real family fun day.

“People are also really attracted to the classic cars.

“Awbridge is such a supportive community and a lovely village.

“I love organising this event.”

Guests were also able to see tractors as well a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car.

When asked what stalls she would like to see at the event next year Kerry said: “Anything and everything.

“We are open to all ideas.”

Fred Tucker, 72, who has been the chairman of the ACVA and district village association set up the fete eight years ago.

He said: “It is a great community event and I think that this year’s was better than ever.

“There is something at the fete for everyone and it brings the community together.”

Fred said that “it has been fabulous to see the event grow over the years.”

When asked why he thought this years fete was so popular he said: “Matt Le Tissier opening the fete drew a lot of people in and also people love the classic car show and the dog show.”

The event is organised throughout the year by a committee of 17 members and Fred said: “They work really hard to make it a fantastic day.”

Fred added: “I’m extremley pleased with how the day went and some stall holders have already signed up for next year.”

Anyone who is interested in having a stall at next year’s fete can contact Kerry by emailing her on