Next Kew Midsummer Fete, 23rd June 2018 11am - 6pm

Kew Fete - Saturday 23rd June 2018

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 Midsummer Fete started in 2010, we have donated over £96,000 to local charities.

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

The fantastic sunny weather on Saturday 17 June brought out thousands of people to enjoy the annual Kew Midsummer Fete on Kew Green which is now a key fixture in the local area although fans and stall holders are drawn from all over London.

The weather gave the event a wonderful summer atmosphere as children enjoyed the traditional Victorian funfair rides, bouncy slide, bungee inflatable and the welcome shade of the mobile farm. Meanwhile the music, dance and karate acts on The Stage made it feel like the start of festival season as the crowds swayed to the rhythms and drank plenty of Fuller’s beer – 1,800 pints which ran the bar dry of one variety and Pimm’s, Elderflower water and ice cream sales hit the roof!

The ever popular Beat the Goalie and new London Scottish Rugby training session got youngsters trying out their skills and the Tug of War was bravely fought despite the heat, although sadly the Committee Ladies had to concede defeat despite some reinforcements from London Scottish! The friendly Dog Show pulled in one of the biggest ever crowds as Richmond Vets and guest judge, BBC journalist and broadcaster Sophie Raworth picked winners in the seven different categories including best puppy and best old dog, dog most like its owner and dog with best trick. Best in Show was eventually awarded to Dexter, a lovable Labradoodle owned by Finn Duncan.

Stall holders and the huge variety of food stalls in The Food Court all appreciated the great crowds and did brisk trade while the clear up team made sure that Kew Green was litter free and back to normal by the evening. The whole event relies entirely on the generosity of our sponsors and supporters: Taylor Wimpey, GWR Kia, Dexters, Earthlife, Richmond Vets, Fuller’s, Living In Magazines, Cawston Press, Kew Park Rangers, Richmond Film Services, The Design Forum and Ambassador Services. They are key to the Fete taking place and contributing to local charities but it could not happen without the amazing volunteers, both on the Committee and beyond who help organise the day and keep everything running smoothly.

Best of all a true landmark in the Fete’s fundraising mission has been achieved with over £100,000 raised for local good causes since it was started in 2008. The charities due to receive funds from this year’s Fete are:

  • Crossroads Care
  • Crossway
  • Richmond Carers Centre
  • Richmond Food Bank
  • Small Steps
  • Holly Lodge
  • Kew Scouts
  • The Mulberry Centre
  • Off The Record
  • Richmond Mind
  • TAG Youth Club
  • Addiction Support
  • Orange Tree Theatre
  • React
  • Riverbank Trust

So make sure you save the date for next year Saturday 23rd June 2018 for another great Kew Fete run by local people for local good causes.

 

Over £100,000 raised and donated to local charities in the Kew & Richmond area

Kew Fete 2018

Saturday 23rd June 2018

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:

  • 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.
  • Food Court with over 15 stalls with a great selection of food and drink.
  • 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.

Stall Applications

Stall enquiries for Kew Fete 2018 are now open.

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.

Stage Applications

We'll have live acts on the Stage from 11am to 6pm.  If you have a local connection and  are interested in appearing, please get in touch.

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 2017, please apply here.

If you are a local charity and would like to apply for a donation from the proceeds of Kew Fete 2017, please apply below.

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 2017 for their 7th 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 3 years competitions this year we’ll be holding our fourth 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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