The annual viilage fete season is slowly reaching its end, but for now we can still go to a local village fete every weekend. The last two days is was Zaugendorf - 3 miles away - which doesn't have a pub or shop anymore, but once a year everyone gets together to run this fete: a large awning, food stalls and very good beer, and the obligatory super-sticky-sweets stall.
I had a conversation with DJ whose parents are here from the UK - how difficult it actually is for a visitor from outside to grasp the fete. Everything - to me - seems very direct, and most people at the fete would be able to name very precisely where the different parts come from and who is doing what during the two days. It is a very local economy that is happening here, and nothing (but the sweets stall) is "outsourced" to a commercial outsider party.