Our 90 year old Traditional Village Fete is returning this year, after last year’s covid interlude.
Bank Holiday Monday 30th August.
Start Time:- 2.00pm Finish Time:- 4.30pm.
Our annual village fete has been running since the 1930’s. Although closed last year we are delighted to announce the resumption of our popular fete this year. It continues to be held on August Bank Holiday Monday at the Shalfleet Village Hall and in its pleasant grounds.
Entrance is only £ 1 and children under 16 are free.
There are a multitude of stalls, a fun dog show, a bouncy castle and games for children, an ice cream van, delicious teas with legendary cakes, and not least an opportunity to climb to the top of the Church Tower.
All run by volunteers and proceeds raised go to St.Michael’s Church and the Village Hall.
Charities will also be attending and raising funds for their own causes:-
Friends of the Animals;
Ability Dogs 4 Young people;
West Wight Time Bank;
West Wight Men in Sheds;
Entrance £1, Children free.
Free Parking nearby.
Dog Show starts at 2.30pm
All proceeds go to St.Michael’s Church and the Shalfleet Village Hall.
We are proud to support the following charities who will be at our fete raising money for their good causes.
Ability Dogs 4 Young People. http://www.abilitydogs4yp.org.uk
Friends of the Animals. https://www.friendsoftheanimals.co.uk
Action for Support. https://www.westwighttimebank.org.uk
West Wight Men in Sheds. https://www.westwightshed.org
Mountbatten Hospice. https://www.mountbatten.org.uk
Sjogren’s Syndrome. https://www.bssa.uk.net
Special thanks go to Friends of the Animals who organise and run the dog show.
Special thanks go to Ability Dogs for Young People who help clear away all the unsold items at the end of the day. These items are then sold through their charity shops here on the Island.
2021 Shalfleet Village Fete.
UPDATE post Fete.
This year the Shalfleet Village Fete resumed after its cancellation last year and continues the annual tradition going back to the 1930’s. The weather was warm but not too sunny and numbers attending broke all records with 810 adults and around 150 children in attendance, an increase of over 30% on the previous best record. The visitors all enjoyed the fete’s traditional stalls and games, as well as the delicious cakes and teas and the opportunity to take in Shalfleet views from the top of the Church Tower.
A new record amount of money was raised which is invaluable to support the community’s Village Hall and the historic Church of St. Michael.
The raffle was generously supported by local businesses, including The New Inn, Shalfleet; Shalfleet Stores; The Sun, Calbourne; The Horse & Groom, Ningwood; Co-op Funeral Care, Freshwater; and Friends of the Animals, Newport. Other prizes included a unique helicopter ride around the Island (courtesy of Toby Sleight) and a special Stickman made by villager Michelle Walton.
Attending the Fete this year were five charities who raised money and brought attention to their own causes. These included Friends of the Animals, Ability Dogs 4 Young People, Mountbatten Hospice, West Wight Time Bank, and the Sjogren’s Syndrome UK charity. FOTA also led a fun dog show which was much enjoyed by all.
A total of 52 volunteer helpers made a tremendously valued contribution to the success of the day. Thanks go to these helpers, and all those who donated items, raffle prizes, tombola prizes and bottles of wine.
Last, but not least, to all those who travelled from across the Island to support the event.