Saturday is the annual Matfen Summer Fete from 1pm-4pm on Matfen Village Green. Admission is free and it looks like it will be a great day, with cakes and scones in the village hall, a barbecue, beer tent and stalls and activities for all the family. Hexham Brass band will be providing entertainment, there will be a fire engine courtesy of the Fire service, and of course Matfen’s legendary plastic duck and model boat races will be taking place in the village stream. It is always a brilliant afternoon- when you are finished why not visit the Black Bull Inn in the village? I recommend it!