Horticultural and Dog Show

Hartfield Village Fete 2018

A warm welcome awaits you at the Hartfield Village Fete Horticultural & Dog Show when we invite you to enjoy 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. Vintage vehicles will be on display.

RAFFLE PRIZES

• A week’s holiday for 2 in a Cornish Cottage
• £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

The 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 above 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 01892 770088, or any of the other committee members 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.

STOP PRESS:

The Forest Row Young Farmers are organizing an evening event in the Marquee.

See here for details.