THE ABRIDGE VILLAGE WEEKEND (15th, 16th and 17th June 2018)

For over a quarter of a century, Abridge has put on a weekend each June made up of four great events:

The Friday Night Summer Ball
A Fun Day and on Saturday with The Issues
The return of our “Hoe Down” featuring a Dolly Parton on Saturday night
A Craft Fair/ Antiques Fair and Vehicle Show on Sunday

There is something for everyone throughout the weekend, with a licensed bar, refreshments, food stalls, fairground and much more through both the Saturday and Sunday.

This year we hope that the Weekend will be bigger than ever so that we can carry on funding essential repairs and maintenance of the fantastic village hall. It is because of the money raised by the Fundraising Committee that allows the hall to be maintained to such a high standard and allows local residents to rent out the hall and very competitive rates. Local charities and organisation also benefit by raising funds with stalls on the Fun Day for which they keep 100% of all money raised.

This year we are lucky again to have local companies that are happy to sponsor our event. GBN Services are our Weekend Sponsors with Brookside Garage on Gravel Lane sponsoring the Fun Day, Hoe Down and Vehicle Festival adding to their support from last year. Raven’s Budgens was not open when they sponsored the Ball last year, and they are sponsoring the event again this year.

Look around the website and the four main events or contact us for any further information.


This year the Ball has a fantastic new band playing the tunes that will have you dancing the night away. There is a 4-course meal served to the table, the bar and a wine table.

Mixed Feelings play UK wide and are made up of excellent musicians and singers that perform a wide range of music that will have you dancing the night away and have the dance floor heaving.

The Ball is great excuse to dress to impress and have a great night out with friends. More details are on THE BALL page


Our Fun Day has all the ingredients for a great day out with a Funfair, sideshows, Bouncy Castle and Inflatables, food stalls, a bar and more. Along with this, we have booked some great arena events and a great area for the youngsters which will be FREE OF CHARGE

Along with all the fun, the fantastic band ‘The Issues’ will be performing their mix of rock and pop classics for those that like a dance and sing song.

With admission only costing £5 for Adults and under 16’s FREE OF CHARGE you are unlikely to find a better days entertainment for the price. Further details are on the Funday page.


Due to huge popular demand, we are holding our “Hoe Down” for a second and bringing back the same great band with the Amazing Jo Alexander as “Dolly Parton”!!

Saturday evening sees us offering a country “Hoe Down” with live band and caller. They will show you lots of different dance moves and have everybody joining in with this extremely popular type of evening. There will also be two Dolly Parton tribute shows with all of her top tunes for you to dance and sing along to.

Tickets are only £10 per Adult and £5 for 5-16-year-olds and will be on sale very soon with more information on the Hoe Down page.


The Sunday will see the return of our ever popular Craft Fair in the marquee with the Antiques Fair in the Village Hall. Along with this.we will have our Vehicle Show on the field with hundreds of cars, motorbikes and vans of all shapes, sizes and age.

The fairground is open along with food stalls, the bar and much more so come along and enjoy the day out. Find out more at the Craft Fair and Vehicle Show page.

Abridge Village Weekend
15th – 17th June 2018

Abridge Village Hall Field
39 Ongar Road
Essex, RM4 1UD

For directions please use the map to the left.

There is ample free parking on the bottom area of the village hall field.


It is a small band of helpers that put on the Village Weekend and we are always looking for help organising and putting the events on. We are very relaxed and have a good time while helping the hall and the village.

If you can offer any help whatsoever please call John for a chat on 01992 812405, or use the email form below.

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