Welcome to the Kirtlington Fete website

Thank you to everyone who made our fete in June another memorable day.

 

A date for your diaries...

 

Next year Kirtlington Fete will be on Saturday 24th June 2017. 

The main attraction for 2017 will be a 30 foot high climbing wall, and a mountain bikes obstacle course, building on the success of previous attractions such as Crocodiles of the World. In 2016 they brought their crocodiles and other animals to us in Kirtlington for the fete.

 

The fete also featured Dance 10 and Karate demonstrations.

 

Other attractions included Laser Tag, The Classic Car and Caravan corner, the Dog Show (courtesy of the Up N Over Dog Training Club at Heyford Park), the Bletchington Silver Band, and Uncle Wiggy.

 

Our primary objective at the annual village fete is for villagers and visitors to have a fun day, but whilst doing so, we 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 next year, please drop the Village Fete Committee an email with your request by the end of May 2017.

 

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.  

 

Louise Goodman - picture courtesy of Jakob Ebrey Photography

The fete was opened this year by award-winning TV presenter, journalist and Kirtlington resident Louise Goodman this year. She has over 20 years of media and motor-racing experience. Her childhood interest in Formula One was first sparked by the exploits of James Hunt, and she has gone on to build a very successful career in this male-dominated and highly competitive arena. Click here for more details from her site.

Take a Stand at the Kirtlington Fete!

If you would like to know more about having a stand at the Fete next year, then please contact either Liz Pinker (email lizpinker@gmail.com) or Tony Summerfield (email tonysummerfield1871@gmail.com or phone 07764 226646.). If you would like your website promoted from our village fete site, please do include the full web address details when you get in touch.

Stallholders for 2016 were...

On the field...
 
Hannah Jago - Utility Warehouse
 
Dolittle Dumplings - Handmade childrens clothes, hats, toys and accessories
 
Milou Jewellery - genuine gemstone Jewellery
 
Sharon Plants- Plants and Planters
 
Dogs For Good - Charity -  Dogs for Good official merchandise and hand-made costume Jewellery
 
Barks - Tombola
 
Kris Knits - Hand Made knitted dogs coats and Human dog knits
 
Carrie Crafts - Retro sweet inspired jewellery , candles, soaps and gifts
 
All that bling -  Hand Customized items with gems.
 
Dangles - Jewellery and Wire Art,
 
Ambiante photography
 
Mariposa - Face Painting
 
Julie Farren -  Handbags and Glazed Glass 
 
Monica Frank - Clinic on the Green
 
Ambiente Photography

Brian Miller is a wedding and show performance photographer. Utilising a mobile studio kit for doing portrait photographs he is able to travel to a variety of venues, including this fete.
 
www.ambiente.me.uk (under construction)
 
Flooseymoo Jewellery
 
Freemasons
 
Phil Photograghy
 
Linda Brooks- Veterinary Physiotherapy
 
 
Inside-- so inside our gazebo or inside the hall...
 
Smythy Silver art - Sterling Silver Jewellery
 
Huxley  Hedgehog Rescue - Charity tombola
 
David frost - Meadow Fudge - Hand Made Fudge
 
John Brown - 925 Silver Jewellery
 
Fairies and Friends - Childrens toys, dressing up and craft items
 
Cecily Fisher - home-made Cakes and Biscuits
 
Norwex UK -  environmentally-friendly cleaning products
 
Little Ducks bookshop - Usbourne books
 
Phoenix Cards
 
Caroline Borgman Interiors
 
Forever Living Products
 
Juie Stockers Wood turning- Hand made wooden gifts
 
Willow and Pea - Photography
 
Joan and Karen - Hand-made knitted gifts
 
Taste of Tartan - Home ware and Gifts
 

GRAND PRIZE DRAW 2016

 

The first three winners of the Grand Prize Draw this year were

 

1st.      Ticket No. 301 - Rachel Gillion of Goring on Thames.
 
 
2nd.      Ticket no. 1376. Nicole Corfield of Bicester.
 
 
3rd.       Ticket no. 3483 - Fiona Teddy of Bletchington.

Volunteers

Despite having many talents, the committee cannot do everything in the run up to the fete or on the day itself. 
We need lots of volunteers, if only for an hour or so, for example, to sell programmes, marshall the car park or register runners, etc.
If you can spare us some time, please speak to any of the committee members to register your support, or register on the Registration page and tell us in the message box what you would like to help with.

 

Committee Members

Lorna Straker, Barbara Kemp, Jan Sprake, Liz Pinker, Tony Brett, Larry Blackwell, Janet Noonan, Rob Cooke. 

 

Email us at: info@kirtlingtonfete.co.uk 

 

Any comments, suggestions or offers of help, please do get in touch:

Committee Chairman - Tony Summerfield Tel: 01869 351537, and 07764 226646.

Email: tonysummerfield1871@gmail.com