Fêtes worse than death? — Village festivals in fiction

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From cosy murder via simple adultery and pandemonium right through to ritual slaughter, novelists have had fun using the idea of a small community getting together on a big project to drive their plots. What are your favourite stories based on the idea of a village festival, fête, pageant, or whatever?
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thorold: The night before the festival in a Brandenburg village
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thorold: A Yorkshire community putting on a play in the gardens of a stately home
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spiphany: In which a village holds a feast, a very special cake is baked, and one child gets a key to faery. The first chapter of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" would also fit this list.
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spiphany: Every seven years the residents gather to walk the boundaries of a Hessian village.
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spiphany: An oddly difficult-to-find Austrian village prepares for a major event.
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thorold: Nominated for "Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend", one of the most nearly perfect Wodehouse short stories.
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thorold: Most Thirkell novels have some sort of big event three-quarters of the way through: this one centres around amateur theatricals
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