Welcome to the Kirtlington Fete website
The next Kirtlington Fete will be held on Saturday 29th June 2019.
The main attraction will be Falconry from Millets Farm (back by popular demand)
This website shows information about the 2018 fete held on June 30th. Have a look at some photos here.
Our main aim at the annual village fete is for villagers and visitors to have a fun day out, but we also hope to raise lots of money that we can then distribute amongst our village organisations. If your organisation or club could do with a boost to its funds this year, please drop the Village Fete Committee an email with your request by the end of May.
Every year we rely on the generosity of villagers and local businesses for contributions to the Grand Prize Draw and the Silent Auction lots, which are our biggest money earners. Anyone with donations or suggestions of who we may approach, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The number of stalls in the hall and on the field offering a variety of shopping and entertainment experiences grows each year, and if you would like to hire a space, Liz would love to hear from you.
If the email links don't work for you, please try the contact form here
At this year’s fete we will be having a display of Vintage motorbikes and cars and Bicester Vintage Tractor Club will also be displaying a variety of tractors.
If you are the proud owner of a classic vehicle and would like to show it off we would like to
invite you to come along on the day to proudly display your vehicle along with the others.
This will be the ideal opportunity to meet other likeminded enthusiasts.
Vintage vehicle poster.pdf
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This year's fete will be opened by Haydn Middleton.
We are very pleased that Haydn has agreed to open the Fete. He is of course a recognised author, teacher and lecturer.
Born in Reading and educated at New College, Oxford, he is the author of seven acclaimed novels for adult readers and over a hundred books for children on subjects ranging from jellyfish and dinosaurs to Mother Teresa. He has lectured overseas on Britain’s mythical history as well as for Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education, and teaches creative writing to students of Stanford University USA. A keen lover of sport, he has written extensively about the Olympic Games and football; he has also played football in two World Cups for England (...Writers!).
Haydn moved to Kirtlington eighteen months ago and very soon adapted to village life, taking an avid interest in various activities. He is Co-Chairman of the local Historical Society and wrote the script for last Christmas’s Christingle Service at the Church. He also supports Reading FC, which living in Oxfordshire is quite courageous!
He has a large family having a son and a daughter and his partner and fellow-author Decca has four daughters and six grandchildren too so he is a busy man!
Some of the attractions for 2018
See the Attractions page for the full list
The Dog and Duck Show is kindly sponsored by Duchy Field
Take a stand at Kirtlington Fete!
Despite having many talents, the committee cannot do everything in the run up to the annual fete or on the day itself.
We need lots of volunteers, if only for an hour or so, to sell programmes, marshall the car park, help with teas and coffees etc.
If you can spare us some time, please speak to any of the committee members to register your support, or send an email using the Contact Us page and tell us in the message box what you would like to help with.
Tony Summerfield (Chairman), Barbara Kemp, Jan Sprake, Liz Pinker, Tony Brett, Janet Noonan, Nick Heptonstall, Sarah Bryson and David Mealins.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any comments, suggestions or offers of help, please do get in touch.