Christleton's annual fete will be held on Saturday, June 28 rain or shine.

And the organisers, who have been planning for a year, are bringing Brazil and carnival to Christleton.

Lots of samba themed outfits are expected in the fancy dress competition and parade.

The festivities begin with the unveiling of a new village sign and the parade from the Village Green at 1pm when everyone will walk behind the Wirral Pipe Band and Rose Queen retinue to the primary school playing fields in Quarry Lane for 1.30pm.

Virtually every local organisation and voluntary group in the area will be manning a series of gazebos.

More than 30 stalls and sideshows will entertain the crowds.

In the arena, activities include football and flying displays, fancy dress competitions, bands and dancing and, at 4.30pm, the raffle with its star prize, an England football team shirt signed by members of the squad from an anonymous donor.

Money raised is ploughed straight back into the community.

More than 20 local groups receive sums ranging from £50 to more than £300 every year.

Playgroups have built shelters, Scouts have bought tents, Brownies have been sent camping, tools have been purchased to make the village look neater, a children’s playground has been built and countless other projects have benefited.

Admission is £5 for a family, £2 adults, children/OAP £1 and under fives go free. The fiesta starts on the village green at 1pm. More information at