A warm welcome awaits you at the Hartfield Village Fete Horticultural & Dog Show when we invite you to a full afternoon’s entertainment.   The Town Croft is a picturesque location situated in the lovely Sussex country village of Hartfield, home of Winnie the Pooh.  Our fete grows in popularity each year and is now one of the most well attended events in the area.     

ENTRY/PROGRAMMES   Car parking is strictly controlled but free in the field adjacent to the Town Croft, however, we will once again be selling at £2 an informative fifty plus page programme which lists the timing of the day’s events as well as being a business directory  packed with useful information.  It also carries a lucky number cash prize.  Families are encouraged to purchase this as local organisations benefit from the profits of the fete and there is a wealth of entertainment entirely free.   Disabled facilities are available.        

HORTICULTURAL & DOG SHOW The spacious marquee will house a lovely             array of flowers and produce together with crafts and photographic exhibits.   Entry forms for all categories are available in Hartfield Stores now.  The popular dog show and famous “doggie dash” continue to attract many entries.  The terrier races return this year and for the first time ever we introduce a new fun event “doggie hide & seek”.  

REFRESHMENTS Start with a refreshing drink from our well stocked bar and linger whilst you might meet and chat with friends.  Feast on the succulent selection from the BBQ or perhaps choose a lighter meal of salad and quiches that will be available.  As the afternoon wears on why not sit and relax whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings and tucking into a selection of scrumptious homemade teas and cakes.

FREE PROFESSIONAL CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT Crazy Hazee, Punch & Judy, Victorian fairground carousel rides for the little ones; children’s races & fun activities for the slightly older ones such as face painting, bouncy ship, space hoppers, beat the goalie and other quieter activities in one of the gazebos.    

STALLS & SIDESHOWS   This year we have a record number of fifty commercial stalls all offering individual, attractive goods for sale.   Local village groups will be running the ever-popular bottle tombola, plants, cakes, books, children’s toys, good clothing and bric-a-brac.  Once again, we will have both traditional and new sideshows including Skittles, Coconut Shy, Gnome Hoopla, Splat the Rat, and the hilarious Human Fruit Machine. 

ONGOING  ENTERTAINMENT Morris Dancers &  Silver Swans Ballet perform for you  whilst  the pleasant strains of the Nigel Bagge Band “roots & blues with a touch of country, soul and rock and roll”  echo around the ground Over.......                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       RAFFLE PRIZES

·      1 week in a holiday cottage for 2 in Cornwall.

·      £200 cash

·      Voucher for 4 premier entry tickets to Lingfield Park

·      Dinner for 4 at the Gallipot

·      £50 voucher for the Dorset Arms

·      2 tickets to Ventriloquist Steve Hewlett’s Show

·      Barnsgate Manor Cream Tea for 2

·      Pooh Corner -Hamper

·      2 tickets for Peter Pan pantomime at Chequer Mead Theatre            

·      Meadowhead Sporting Shooting Club ticket for 2

·      Wyevale Garden Centre 2 gift cards £15 each

·      Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club voucher for 4

·      Sweetwoods Park Golf Club voucher for 4

·      Sunday Lunch for 2 @ Helin’s Restaurant Forest Row.

 

THE 2018 HARTFIELD VILLAGE FETE COMMITTEE

work together throughout the year to make this fete really special. 

 

      Chair:          Facebook/Artworker              Abi Burnett                     07706 668892 

      Vice Chair:   Logistics                                Glenn Mackie                   01892 771455

      Secretary:     Booking Entertainment          Pauline Burnett-Dick        01892 770088 

      Treasurer & Raffle Tickets:                        James Lambeth                 01892 770003

      Stalls, Sponsors, Adverts & Helpers:           Amy Parcell                     01892 771455

      Publicity, Programme & Signage:                 Nancy Holmes                 01892 770294

      Gift stall:                                                  Anne Higgins                    01892 770312

      Cakes:                                                      Enid Lambeth                   01892 770003 

      Lucinda O’Dell   01892 770935                  Rev. Julie Sear                  01892 770436 

      Rob & Andrea McGlew; 01342 850992   & Representatives from St. Mary’s School. 

 

Any of the committee above may be contacted but for offers of help on the day setting up the day before or clearing up afterwards please contact our fete secretary Mrs. Pauline Burnett-Dick   pjburnettdick@yahoo.co.uk, who  would be delighted to hear from you.

 

PROFITS FROM THE FETE GO TO BENEFIT LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.                        

 LAST YEAR A MAGNIFICENT SUM OF £11,000 WAS DISTRIBUTED.

www.hartfieldfete.co.uk  and  Facebook

 

STOP PRESS:  The Forest Row Young Farmers will be organising

an evening event in the Marquee. Watch out for details.

WAYS YOU CAN HELP

80% of the profits made at the fete are redistributed back to local organisations & charities but we can only make the fete a success with your help! 

Although we are now fully booked for commercial stalls, we do have a waiting list - if this is something of interest, please contact Amy Parcell on 07745 348933 or at amy.parcell001@gmail.com

If you are interested in become a fete helper, we always need assistance with setting up on the Friday & help on the day it self with jobs such as running side shows, selling programmes & clearing up at the end of the day. Again, if you feel you can offer your help in any way, please contact Amy,

We of course will be hoping for a brilliant sunny day on the 1st September & hope to see you all there!