KEW FETE NEWS : June 2020 cancelled, hope to see you in 2021!

First a huge thank you for supporting Kew Fete. Over the last 10 years we have donated over £150,000 to local charities and the Fete has been a real family favourite. It has been run entirely by a small core team of volunteers. We intend to keep this going for many more years but our plans for this summer have been overtaken by events and we have had no choice but to cancel. We haven’t thrown in the towel and we will be back, hopefully bigger and better! We are aiming for 19th June 2021.

Mike Glazebrook - Chairman, Kew Fete Committee.

25th March, 2020

Next Kew Fete - Saturday 19th June 2021

Over 100 stalls, Reuben Bond's Vintage Fairground, Entertainment on the stage all day, The famous Kew Fete Friendly Dog Show, The infamous Kew Fete Tug of War, Charity Raffle

 

 

Raising money for local charities

Since Kew Mid-Summer Fete started in 2010, over £150,000 has been given away to charities in the Kew/Richmond area

The Friendly Dog Show

Register from 12:30 on the day, Starts at 3pm, Multiple classes to enter, Mystery Celebrity Judge

The Stage

Entertainment on the stage from 11am - 6pm, Local bands, Local schools performing

Over 120 stalls

Stalls for all ages, Over 100 on the Green and 20 covered in the marquee, Over 15 food and drinks stalls in the Food Court, lots of local charity stalls

We are now fully booked for Kew Fete on 20 June 2020. We are operating a waiting list, so if you would like to be added to the list, please apply and we can add your name in case of any last-minute spaces. We can also add you to the mailing list for next year. Thank you.

The Friendly Tug of War

Open to all, Adults and children, Mixed and single teams of 6, Register your team here or on the day

Kew Fete is organised and run by local volunteers and raises money for local charities

raised since 2010
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Kew Fete 2021

Saturday 19th June 2021 (provisionally)

11am - 6pm

Location: Pond Side, Kew Green, Kew, London, TW9 3AP

Parking: Please, please use public transport. There is limited parking around the Green and most of that’ll be used by the 120 stall-holders that attend the Fete.

Getting there:

  • Kew Fete is within easy walking distance of Kew Gardens Station (District line and London Overground) and Kew Bridge Station (London Overground).
  • Buses that stop on the Green are the 65 and 391 and the 237 and 267 buses stop a short walk on the other side of Kew Bridge.
  • To plan your journey use the planner on Transport for London’s website and use the postcode TW9 3AP as your destination.

At the Fete:

  • Entry to the Fete is free.
  • Reuben Bond's vintage Fairground with carousels, a helter skelter and many more rides for the kids.
  • The stage with local acts performing from 11am - 6pm.  Acts are from locals schools, local performing arts clubs and bands etc.
  • We have around 110 stalls at the Fete (please note, stall applications will open early 2020)
  • Food Court with over 15 stalls with a great selection of food and drink (again, food court applications will open early 2020)
  • Beer tent
  • Charity stalls, many of our local charities are represented at the Fete.
  • The Friendly Dog Show - for many the highlight of the Fete.  You can register your dog between midday & 2:30pm (don't leave it too late spaces are limited!), with the show starting at 3:00pm.
  • Tug of War competition, for adults and children.  Enter your team (teams of 6) on the day before 1pm with the first pull at 1:30pm
  • Charity Raffle - with prizes donated by local businesses, the raffle will be drawn at 5pm.

Kew Midsummer Fete celebrated its 10th Anniversary in style on Saturday 22nd June with brilliant sunshine as thousands of visitors flocked to Kew Green for this annual highlight of the summer season which began in 2010, thanks to some enthusiastic Kew residents. Their aim in reviving the Fete (which had been a 250-year old tradition), was to showcase the best in the community, support local businesses and charities and provide plenty of attractions and fun for all the family.

Thanks to another fantastic day, £19,190 was raised this year bringing the overall total over 10 years to an amazing £150,418! This is all for local good causes and this year the funds have been divided between 14 great charities:

  • £3000 to My Life Films Ltd
  • £2181 to Off the Record Twickenham
  • £1489 to SPEAR
  • £1474 to Addiction Support & Care Agency
  • £1468 to Richmond Borough Mind
  • £1284 to Richmond Foodbank
  • £1250 to Together As One
  • £1167 to Kew Neighbourhood Association
  • £1000 to The Holly Lodge Centre
  • £990 to Homelink Day Respite Centre
  • £981 to Skylarks Charity
  • £971 to Age UK Richmond
  • £861 to Kew Scout Group
  • £824 to Riverbank Trust  
  • £250 to REACT

This year’s fete was a day of fun and laughter and great community spirit with wonderful, talented acts on The Stage, including fabulous Bollywood dancing from girls at the Old Vicarage School who opened the show, to Darrell School Choir, local newcomer, singer Tom Wykes, performances from Q2 Players, Richmond Symphonic Concert Band, karate from FSKA in Kew and Crouching Tiger Karate and Kew Dance Arts. The Deputy Mayor of Richmond also addressed the crowd to praise the event’s charity fund-raising.

Over 110 amazing stalls did brisk business, including charities and those selling some incredible hand-crafted goods with everything from jam to jewellery, cards to cushions, paintings to plants, candles, bags, clothes, hats, scarves, baked goods, glassware and ceramics. Then there were all the adorable dogs parading in the Dog Show, competing in seven categories with some fantastic entries in the ‘Dog Most Like Its Owner’. Celebrity judge, actor Russell Tovey who is a huge dog fan took on the tough challenge of choosing the winners and brought along his own French bulldog ‘Rocky’! Then there was the fun of Reuben Bond’s traditional Victorian fun fair, the mobile farm and inflatables, beat the Goalie, run by Kew Park Rangers, a show of strength in the tug of war and loads of delicious food and drink to suit all tastes including the Fuller’s Bar and our great Tea Tent run in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society with cakes baked by volunteer group, Bake A Difference. The charity raffle sold more tickets than ever before and the Lucky Dip sold out! It was the happiest of days for the Committee and all the fantastic sponsors and volunteers who make the whole event possible and everyone who came along seemed to have a great time.

Since 2010 Kew Fete has raised and donated over £150,000 to local charities in Kew & Richmond

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Stall Applications

We are now fully booked for Kew Fete on 20 June 2020. We are operating a waiting list, so if you would like to be added to the list, please apply and we can add your name in case of any last-minute spaces. We can also add you to the mailing list for next year. Thank you.

We have over 110 stalls at Kew Fete, with about 90 being on the Green and a further 20 inside the marquee.

Food Stalls

We have around 15 food stalls in the Food Court in front of the stage.  Come and make a day of it.

Applications for food stalls will open early 2020

Stage Applications

We'll have live acts on the Stage from 11am to 6pm.  If you wish to perform at Kew Fete 2020, please enquire here.

Charity Applications

The Fete is a great opportunity to both educate the local population about your work but also to raise funds though your stall on the day.

If you are a local charity and would like to have a stall at Kew Fete 2020, please check this website early 2020 when applications will open

 

Sponsorship

Sponsors are crucial to the running of the Fete, and make a huge contribution to our charity donations each year.  At least one of our sponsors is coming back in 2020 for their 11th year!

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities at Kew Fete and we're always happy to discuss specific opportunities.

If you are a local business and would like to help, please get in touch.

Tug of War

Following the success of the last 5 years competitions this year we’ll be holding our sixth fun Tug of War Tournament. We’re looking for teams of six with pulling power – so start getting your team together from your local pub, street, office, school or group of friends. Team colours or fancy dress are welcome but not essential.

Enter your team below

 

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