We are delighted that Tim Stubbs has invited us back to his lovely garden at Street Cottage Bethersden, for our annual fete on August Bank Holiday, Monday 28th 2017, 11.30 am to 4.00 pm.
Bethersden hosts one of the longest continually running garden fetes in the UK. The popular event attracts people from as far away as North Kent and Hastings and raises important reserves for the St Margaret’s church fabric fund.
Fun for all the Family
Featuring traditional stalls and games, from plants, cakes and book stands to the popular tombola, pub games and crockery smashing stall, the fete features an activity to please every member of the family. Ploughman’s Lunch will be provided, as will afternoon tea. Or you may prefer to sample the delicious barbecue instead.
Bethersden Bake-Off Competition
New for 2017 is the Bethersden Bake-Off competition with three categories to choose from:
- Best decorated cupcake (under 12)
- Best Victoria sponge
- Best garden inspired cake
Entry is free, and should be submitted at the tea-tent by 12 Noon. After judging all cakes will be sold during the fete for charity.
- Tablet computer
- Wine tour & tasting for 6 (Hush Heath)
- Marchants meat hamper
- Meal at The Barrow House, Egerton
- Designer Outlet vouchers
- 2 vouchers from Vibez
- Dog grooming goodies from A-Z
- Book from Stevensons
- A voucher from The George
- A bottle of Classic from Woodchurch Winery
- Leeds Castle family ticket.
Tickets available now from The George Bethersden, The Village Post Office & Stores Bethersden & Vibez Bethersden.
Draw to take place at the Fete on 28th August 2017 @ 15:30 PM. See www.bethersdenfete.com for details.
Request for Help
Please could you help to swell the funds by providing things for sale on the stalls, which will include Plants, Fruit, Veg. and Preserves, Cakes, Tombola Prizes, Books, Toiletries as well as Costume Jewellery, and Bric a Brac. Hardware can be left at the back of the church by special arrangement, while food and any valuables should be brought to the garden early on the morning of the Fete.
We shall be particularly grateful for any ideas for new games, or offers of assistance to man a stall, or help with marquee erection and take down.
To volunteer please contact Fete Committee Chairman Arthur Gammon on 01233 335452, – preferably at weekends – with any offers of assistance, or visit the fete website www.bethersdenfete.com