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Next Kew Midsummer Fete, 20th June 2020 11am - 6pm

Next Kew Fete - Saturday 20th June 2020

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, £150,059 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

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 2020

Saturday 20th June 2020

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, £19,040 was raised this year bringing the overall total over 10 years to an amazing £150,019! This is all for local good causes and this year the funds have been divided between 14 great charities:

  • My Life Films
  • Kew Neighbourhood Association
  • Kew Scouts
  • The Vineyard
  • Me Too
  • Together as One
  • Off the Record
  • Addiction Support
  • Holly Lodge
  • Riverbank Trust
  • Age UK
  • Homelink
  • Richmond MIND
  • SPEAR

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 £150,019 to local charities in Kew & Richmond

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Stall Applications

Stall enquiries for Kew Fete 2020 will open early 2020

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

Local 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 4 years competitions this year we’ll be holding our firth 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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