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Winter Festival 2023 - 2024

01 February 24

HoVEC Winter Festival 2023/2024

The 2023 Christmas Festival welcomed more visitors than ever before, despite the freezing temperatures which tested the heating capacity in the marquee! 

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HoVEC Annual General Meeting 2024

01 February 24

HoVEC Annual General Meeting 2024.

The sixth Annual General Meeting of Horsmonden Village Events Committee, known as HoVEC, will be held on Thursday 18 April 2024 at 8pm at the Horsmonden Social Club, Green Road, Horsmonden.

AGM Agenda:
1. Apologies

2. Chair's Report

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Party Night - Event details and instructions

06 June 23

Party Night Theme - "100 Years of Disney Magic"

Timings:

4.00 - 5.30pm

 Marquee open to dress your table. A HoVEC representative will meet you on   arrival and direct you to your table

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Summer Festival - Party Night! SOLD OUT

24 May 23
Dont forget its nearly Party Night!
 
Date: Friday 9th June
 
Venue: Big Marquee on The Village Green
 
Tickets: £22.50 per ticket (over 18’s only)
 
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Fun Dog Show Sponsors - A Thankyou To You!

04 May 23
Just 3 more sleeps to our Fun Dog Show!
 
Many thanks to all our lovely sponsors - we couldn’t do these events without your support!
 
The following classes are sponsored by:
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Horsmonden Fun Dog Show – Sunday 7th May 2023

02 May 23

Back by popular demand, a Fun Dog Show will be held on the afternoon of Sunday 7th May on Horsmonden Village Green. There are categories to suit every dog so take your pick from Waggiest Tail, Fastest Sausage Eater or Dog Most Like Its Owner to name but a few!

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Horsmonden Coronation Celebrations, 6th and 7th May 2023

02 May 23
It comes as no surprise that party-loving Horsmonden is planning some fantastic Coronation Celebrations over the bank holiday weekend of 6th May 2023!
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Horsmonden - What Goes On Here?

20 February 23

Horsmonden - What Goes On Here? is an event on the Village Green which enables all Village Groups to showcase their activities. Any non-profit making organisation can reserve a stand free of charge and organise it however they wish including distributing leaflets, displaying photos or hosting interactive games.

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HoVEC Annual General Meeting

15 February 23

The Fifth Annual General Meeting of Horsmonden Village Events Committee, known as HoVEC, will be held on Thursday 20th April 2022 at 8pm at the Horsmonden Social Club, Green Road, Horsmonden.

Agenda:

1. Apologies

2. Nominations for the position of Committee members

3. Election of Committee

4. Election of Officers

5. Chair's Report

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2023 Dates for the Diary

31 January 23

Whilst HoVEC are beavering away behind the scenes to bring you an exciting year of events, we are delighted to be able to share the following dates for your diaries:

- HoVEC AGM - Thursday 20th April, 8pm start at The Social Club - everybody welcome.

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Last call for Autumn Festival Volunteers

30 October 22
Good morning everyone - last call for Volunteers!
 
It’s going to be dry from 12…Alison says so, so it will be!
 
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Check list for Autumn Festival

30 October 22
Ghostly greetings from all at HoVEC!
 
Checklist for todays Autumn Festival on the Village Green…
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Halloween Sweet Treat Donations

30 October 22

Eye eye…what do I spy? Some eye wateringly scary cakes by the very talented Georgie!

For all you lovely people (witches, wizards etc) baking cakes or pumpkin pies for our Autumn Festival on Sunday 30th October, please bring these along to the Horsmonden Social Club on the day for 4.00pm

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Pumpkin carving...how's it going???

25 October 22
So…how is the pumpkin carving coming along? Well, I hope - we've three fabulous judges!
 
The lovely Billie from Billie Loves, owner of THAT gorgeous lifestyle boutique in the heart of Goudhurst just down from the village pond!
 
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Autumn Festival...this weekend...

25 October 22

Don’t forget the Autumn Festival this weekend when the Village will come alive with pumpkins!

The Pumpkin Trail (remember your wellies and torches!) starts from 4.30pm, all entries for the Pumpkin Competition to be delivered by 4pm please (and we’ve three fabulous judges!) and do join us for pumpkin soup and pies.

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Winter Festival 2022

16 October 22

Details for our Winter Festival are now available at our Winter Festival section of this website.

For more information or to book a stall please email lisa.hovec@gmail.com.

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Winter Festival 2022

13 October 22

This year, our Winter Festival will be 2nd-4th December, under a marquee on the Horsmonden Village Green!

It will include not one but 2 Christmas markets, Karaoke!, our HoVEC Christmas Party and a Christingle Church Service.

Details will shortly be available on the Winter Festival pages of our website and Facebook pages.

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Autumn Festival - 30th October 2022

12 October 22

We are delighted to announce details of this years Autumn Festival, which will include a Pumpkin Trail and Pumpkin Carving competition on Sunday 30th October.

Please see attached poster and visit the Autumn Festival section of our website for more details.
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Autumn Festival 30th October 2022

26 August 22

HoVEC are delighted to announce that plans for this years Autumn Festival are underway. Somewhat different to previous years, this year we are celebrating Halloween!

Please check back for more details, which will be published very soon.

In you would like to volunteer to help for this event please email info.hovec@gmail.com.

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Change to comedy line-up

01 June 22

Sadly one of the comics for tonight’s show, Adam Bloom, has had to withdraw due to the sudden and unexpected loss of his father. He is being replaced by Paul Tonkinson

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Live Bands at the Summer Festival

31 May 22
HoVEC are excited to confirm the music line-up for the weekend.

Kicking off on Friday night, Into The Blue will be raising the roof for the Platinum Jubilee Summer Ball.

This is followed by an exciting line-up for Saturday night's Music Fest!

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Dog Show update - Thursday 2nd June

31 May 22
As part of our 'Family Fun Day', Thursday 2nd June, we are looking forward to running the Dog Show!
 
A couple of notes:
 
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Bake Off Competition - Jubilee Pudding and Cakes

26 May 22
Competition - Jubilee Pudding and Cakes
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THE BIG LUNCH - SUNDAY 5 JUNE 2022

26 May 22
THE BIG LUNCH - SUNDAY 5 JUNE 2022
 
HoVEC are organising a number of events over the weekend of 1 to 5 June to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and will be hosting the “Big Lunch” in the marquee on the Green on Sunday, 5 June 2022.
 
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Summer Festival Jubilee Ball, 3rd June - notes for tables/guests

21 May 22

Thank you for booking and payment for a table on Friday, 3 June 2022.

Timings:

4.00pm - 5.30pm Marquee will be open during this time, to dress your table. A HoVEC representative will greet you and direct you to your table.

5.30pm - 6.30pm Marquee closed for judging.

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The BIG Summer Festival draw is back!

20 May 22
Tickets for the big Summer Festival draw will be on sale outside Heath Stores Saturday and Sunday morning this weekend.
 
There are some fab prizes, which include:
1st - £250.00 cash
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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Horsmonden Summer Festival Wins £10,000 Lottery Funding

19 May 22

The Horsmonden Village Events Community (HoVEC) Committee is delighted to announce that we have been awarded £10,000 from The National Lottery towards The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Horsmonden Summer Festival 1st-5th June 2022.

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Summer Festival Dog Show - Thursday 2nd June.

04 May 22
Don’t forget the Dog Show, Thursday 2nd June - we look forward to welcoming you and your pooches for an afternoon of fun! Please see the attached poster for more information.
 
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Comedy Night Ticket Update!

04 May 22
More Comedy night tickets are now available to buy from Heath Stores - apologies for running out!
75% of these are now SOLD - so if you’d like to go, please get yours soon as there may not be any available on
The door!
 
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Horsmonden - What Goes on Here - TOMORROW!!!

22 April 22
Dont Forget!
 
Horsmonden – What Goes On Here - TOMORROW - Saturday 23 April 2022 10am-1pm.
 
More than 30 local groups have reserved stands for Horsmonden – What Goes On Here, on the Village Green tomorrow!
 
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Payment deadline looms for Summer Festival Ball tickets!

15 April 22
Don’t forget! If you have reserved a table or tickets for the Summer Festival Ball, Friday 3rd June, these must be paid for in full by TUESDAY 18th APRIL to secure your booking!
 
If payment is not recieved not, they will be released for re-sale.
 
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Summer Festival Ticket Update: Comedy Night & Summer Ball

09 April 22
Comedy Night - Wednesday 1st June, bar opens 7.30pm
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Family Fun Day - Thursday 2nd June - Bottomless Boat Race!

09 April 22
So…a few more details about the first full day of this years Platinum Jubilee Summer Festival - Thursday 2nd June, is Family Day!
 
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Family Fun Day - Thursday 2nd June - Dog Show!

09 April 22
So…a few more details about the first full day of this years Platinum Jubilee Summer Festival - Thursday 2nd June, is Family Day!
 
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2022 Summer Festival Ball - Tickets on Sale NOW!

01 April 22
Psssttt…tickets for the 2022 Summer Festival Ball are now on sale!
 
Date: Friday 3rd June
 
Venue: Big Marquee on The Village Green
 
Tickets: £22.50 per ticket (over 18’s only)
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Horsmonden Summer Festival, Comedy Night – 1st June, Village Green

25 March 22

HoVEC are thrilled that this year’s Horsmonden Summer Festival will open with a Comedy Night!

This event will be held Wednesday 1st June, on the Village Green – bar opens at 7.30pm, acts from 8.30pm.

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations: Horsmonden Summer Festival 1-5 June 2022.

23 March 22
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations: Horsmonden Summer Festival 1-5 June 2022.
Plans are well underway for a fun-filled long weekend of entertainment over the extended bank holiday in June to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
 
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What Goes On Here - 23rd April 2022

22 March 22
Don’t forget the Horsmonden – What Goes On Here, event Saturday 23 April 2022 10am-1pm!
 
20 local groups have already reserved stands for What Goes On Here, a showcase on the Village Green for all local clubs and activities.
 
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HoVEC AGM - 21st April 2022

21 March 22

HoVEC Annual General Meeting

The Fourth Annual General Meeting of Horsmonden Village Events Committee, known as HoVEC, will be held on Thursday, 21 April 2022 at 8pm at the Horsmonden Social Club, Green Road, Horsmonden.

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Summer Festival Tickets - 2022

28 February 22

We are delighted that so many of you are planning to come to this years Summer Festival - its going to be great!

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What Goes on Here - Saturday 23 April 10am - 1.00pm

28 February 22

Everyone knows that Horsmonden is a friendly place to live, with lots of opportunities to socialise and clubs to join but it’s only when you see them all in one place that you realise quite how many there are!

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Dates for the diary 2022!

26 January 22

HoVEC are excited to announce that we are finally planning some Village events for 2022 on the Village Green!

Some dates for your diaries:
What Goes on Here - Saturday 23 April 10am - 1.00pm
- An opportunity for Village Groups to showcase/advertise their existence/groups/activities. 

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HoVEC Approaches 10th Anniversary!

03 November 21

It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly 10 years since the formation of HoVEC (Horsmonden Village Events Community), which was set up to bring the residents of Horsmonden together by organising events for everyone to enjoy.

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HoVEC AGM - 6th May 2021

15 April 21

HoVEC Annual General Meeting

This is Notice that the Third Annual General Meeting of Horsmonden Village Events Committee, known as HoVEC will be held on Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 6.30pm by Zoom video conferencing.

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Scarecrow Competition - EXTENSION!

26 September 20

PSST....spread the news, deadline for registering your Scarecrow is now tomorrow!

So, the Scarecrows are here and wow! don't they look great? So many shapes and sizes, colours and themes!

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Scarecrow Competition

14 September 20

Please help decorate our village with Scarecrows!

As you know we have a scaled back Autumn Festival this year due to Covid-19, but we are excited to be going ahead with the Scarecrow competition and the Scarecrow trail as published.

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Autumn Festival 26th September - 11th October 2020

12 September 20
The Horsmonden Autumn Festival 2020 – 26th September - 11th October.
We are delighted to announce that plans for this year’s Horsmonden Autumn Festival are underway!
 
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Summer Festival 2020 - Coronavirus

23 March 20

It will come as no surprise to you all that HoVEC are postponing the 2020 Summer Festival. 

We will continue to monitor government guidelines and as soon as practical will announce a revised date.

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HoVEC AGM - 12 March 2020

18 February 20

HoVEC Annual General Meeting

The Second Annual General Meeting of Horsmonden Village Events Committee, known as HoVEC, will be held on Thursday, 12 March 2020 at 8pm

at the Horsmonden Social Club, Green Road, Horsmonden.

Agenda

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Horsmonden Christmas Festival 7th - 8th December

14 October 19

Date for the diary Horsmonden Christmas Festival 7th and 8th December - this year with an extended programme of events - nativity procession, Christmas Market, Saturday night Christmas Party and a Sunday Carol Service too.

More details to follow, but for now...we are now taking bookings for stalls.

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Notes for table hosts

20 June 19

To follow shortly!

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Donations...

04 June 19

ONLY THREE DAYS TO GO...until the Horsmonden Summer Festival!

Donations required for:

- old crockery for the School Fete 's Crockery Smash Stall on Saturday. Please take to Horsmonden School or email Katy Arscot.

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Summer Festival - Band line up!

27 May 19

Live music for the Horsmonden Summer Festival's Saturday night party sorted!

Thanks Mr Beney!

For more information about this event or if you play in a band and want to be considered for future events, please call Ralph Beney on 07788 107566.

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Nearly New clothing Sale - 25th May

22 May 19

This Saturday (25th May) there will be a Nearly New clothing Sale at St Margaret's Church.

Why not pop along, have a browse and enjoy some refreshments too?

For more information please see attached poster.

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Horsmonden Summer Festival

18 May 19

The Summer Festival is almost here!

Check out the Summer Festival Events page for more information.

Look forward to seeing you there!

HoVEC

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Roving Supper - Saturday 18th May 2019

06 April 19

Why not come along and join the fun at HoVECs next Roving Supper? 

You could host a starter or a main course in your home or simply Rove!  

All guests will meet at Horsmonden Social Club, 7.30 pm to find out where you are going for dinner.  Puddings at 10.00pm.  

Ticket prices: £10.00 hosts and £15.00 for Rovers.  

All over 18's welcome.

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Special General Meeting of HoVEC, 4 April 2019

14 March 19

Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of HoVEC shall be held at The Gun and Spitroast on Thursday 4 April 2019 at 8pm.

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Christmas Festival

11 October 18

Saturday 7th December 2019

The HoVEC Christmas Festival brings our community together to enjoy the festive spirit and is held on The Village Green.

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The Autumn Festival

12 September 18

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October 2019

The HoVEC Autumn Festival gives Horsmonden the opportunity to celebrate Harvest and the change of season across the beautiful countryside that surrounds our village.

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HoVEC website!

14 May 18

The HoVEC website is aimed at providing information and news on all our events to the villagers of Horsmonden and is the place to go for all details and information relating to HoVEC events, our Committee members and how you can get involved, whether as a sponsor or a volunteer.

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Volunteers Please!

08 May 18

The Horsmonden Autumn and Winter Festivals' could not happen without the help of our amazing volunteers who pitch up to help. We do not expect people to stay for hours, but 30 minutes here and there makes an enormous difference!

Autumn Festival Volunteers:

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