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Donhead St.Andrew 'All Weather' Church Fete 2018

At Stoney Hills Field

Sans Lane Donhead St Andrew SP7 9LL

St Andrew’s Church’s 2018 Fete will take place on Monday 27th August 2018 from 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm on Stoney Hills Field, Sans Lane, Donhead St Andrew SP7 9LL.

This annual fete is regarded as one of the best and largest traditional village fetes in Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire. The Fete takes place on Stoney Hills Field in Sans Lane, Donhead St Andrew SP7 9LL, with wonderful panoramic views across the countryside to the Cranbourne Chase and plenty of accessible safe parking for hundreds of cars. Last year the Fete attracted over 1,500 visitors, drawn from local villages and a large number from Shaftesbury, Tisbury, Salisbury and further afield.

Over 250 members of the Donhead St Andrew village community are involved in some way or another in putting on the Fete.

Once again, there will be a large (40+ vehicles) Vintage and Classic Car and Bike Show; this year promises to be even better than last year for rare and beautiful cars and bikes.

There will be the very popular Annual Dog Show; visitors can register for any of the ten classes in the Dog Show from 1.00 pm onwards on the day of the Fete.

Selling stalls at the Fete are always very well-stocked and include: Cakes, savouries, biscuits & fudge; Preserves, chutneys & cookery books; Plants, tied bunches, seeds, cuttings, vegetables, fruit, vases, pots, gardening tools & gardening books; Antiques, silver plate, cutlery, bookmarks, thimbles, collectables & bric a brac; Ladies’ & men’s fashion, footwear & accessories; Toys, games & presents; Books & children’s books; Paintings, drawings, prints, frames and art books.

Lunches are served from 1.00 pm onwards. There is a non-stop BBQ serving burgers and hot dogs, a Beer & Cider Tent serving Donhead Apple cider and Ringwood bitter, the Fete’s’s celebrated Tea Tent selling delicious homemade cream teas, cakes & sausage rolls, a Soft Drinks Tent selling canned drinks, squash & mineral water and Great Aunt Lucie’s Ice Cream Wagon. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy lunch, tea or a snack and to listen to the music.

There are amusements for children and families including Pony Rides, Duck Shoot, Skittle Alley, Coconut Shy, the hilarious Human Fruit Machine and the very noisy China Smashing stand.

There’s a Bottle Tombola with three hundred bottles to be won, a Grand Raffle with a £200 first prize, a £50 second prize & eight other prizes and the annual Live Auction featuring four large loads of well-seasoned logs for winter fires (the successful bid price includes local delivery). Back this year for the second time is a Silent Auction with many highly desirable, useful and ‘money can’t buy’ lots; for more information on some of these lots, look elsewhere on this site.

The ever-popular Bell Street Jazz Band will be playing throughout the Fete.

It all adds up to an afternoon of fun and enjoyment for all ages and it supports very worthy village, local and county causes. This year, the charities include Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Tisbus, Happy Gathering Club, Ludwell Primary School and St Andrew’s Church to support its ministry and outreach in the local rural community.

The St Andrew’s Church Fete is protected from the weather by all the stalls and the catering and most of the amusements being under cover. It is an ‘All Weather’ Fete so if it rains on Bank Holiday Monday don’t be put off!

Be on the Fete Ground just before 1.00 pm to see the fly past of planes from Compton Abbas.

Sans Lane is off the A30 between Ansty and Ludwell. Just follow the signposts.

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Donhead St.Andrew 'All Weather' Church Fete 2018

*St Andrew’s Church’s 2018 Fete will take place on Monday 27th August 2018 from 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm on Stoney Hills Field, Sans Lane,…
Stoney Hills Field
Mon 27th Aug 2018 at 1:00PM