Hambledon Midsummer Festival – It’s a wrap…

Well that was a lot of fun in one weekend. Many thanks to all of those who organised, served, BBQ’ed, stalled, stewarded, sang, played, danced, ate, drank and spent money, a lot of money…

Early estimates are that the income from the Festival was just shy of £50,000 and after expenses (the marquee, bands, food and drink etc) around £25,000 will be available for distribution to various voluntary village organisations and the charities the Festival supports (a list can be found on the Festival web site).

All the events ran smoothly and were financially successful. The biggest financial contributor as usual was the Ball, but the biggest surprise was the fete. The weather was kind to us and the attendance was fantastic, as a result takings at the village run activities at the fete were up from £6,000 in 2022 to £11,000 this year. Almost every stall’s takings were up substantially from 2022. Particular highlights were the plant stall (up 640%!), Bric a Brac (up 110%) and the BBQ (up 83%).

More details and more photos to follow once the dust settles.

The Hambledon Festival Committee

Hambledon Midsummer Festival 2024 – It’s nearly here…

Hambledon’s big weekend is almost here and the sun has finally got it’s hat on; hip, hip, hip hooray!

As a reminder here’s a run down of this weekend’s Festival events.

Jazz On The Green – Friday 21st June

Jazz On The Green will take place on Hambledon Cricket Green on Friday evening starting at 6pm and finishing by 10pm. Ticket holders will receive more detailed instructions regarding logistics (parking etc) in the next few days.

There will be food and drink vendors on site and we’d prefer you didn’t bring your own food and drink. By supporting the food and drink vendors you’ll be helping raise funds for various Village organisations and the charities the Festival donates to.

A few tickets are still available for purchase on-line at hambledonfestival.co.uk.

The Summer Fete – Saturday 22nd June

Hambledon’s Traditional Summer Fête will be held at the Cricket Green on Saturday 22nd June 2024. The running schedule is as follows:

  • 12 noon – Fête opens

  • 12:30pm – Kid’s races

  • 1:15pm – Hawk and Owl display

  • 2:30pm – Dog Show (more details to come in a few days)

  • 4:00pm – Fête close

The Midsummer Ball – Saturday 22nd June

All table organisers and holders of seats on the Village Table will have received an email about the Ball arrangements. Two tables at the Ball have become available, if anyone is interested in taking either of these please contact us at hamblefest@hambledonsurrey.co.uk.

Church Service On The Green – Sunday 23rd June

The Church will be holding their Sunday morning service in the marquee on the Cricket Green starting at 10am.

Classic Transport Rally – Sunday 23rd June

The Classic Transport Rally will meet at Hambledon Village Shop from 10am, depart at 11am and finish at The Merry Harriers at around 4pm. If you’d like to take part please contact us at hamblefest@hambledonsurrey.co.uk.

 GET READY FOR… Hambledon Midsummer Fête

Saturday 22nd June – 12 noon to 4pm


All contributions greatly appreciated. See below for details on how to donate. 

PLANTS – Get Growing!

Nick Root is busily growing lots of lovely things but also needs your donations for the Plant Stall. So, if you’ve got green fingers or love to potter round the garden centre picking up bargains, please see get in touch with him at nickroot25@gmail.com.

BRIC-À-BRAC – Get Spring Cleaning!

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure so Carole Jones is hoping that your spring cleaning will unearth some treasures or unwanted gifts that need to find a new home. Please contact Carole from mid-May at calack@btinternet.com.

BOTTLES – Get Into The Cellar!

Please have a rummage for bottle donations – any kind of bottle from vintage brandy to those weird liqueurs you were gifted or even fancy shampoo! Please get in touch with Andy Hinde at andyhinde1@gmail.com.

CAKES – Get Practising Your Signature Bakes!

Calling all Star Bakers! In the week preceding the fête and on the morning itself, Sally Falk would love to receive your delicious home bakes (or shop bought cakes!) for the Cake Stall. Sally can be reached at sallyfalk@btinternet.com.

Last chance to purchase Early Bird tickets for Jazz On The Green

Sunday 31st March is the final day of sales of early bird tickets for Jazz On The Green to be held on Friday 21st June.

Adult Early Bird tickets are £18 each, Under 18’s/Student tickets are £10 and Under 16’s come free (but you’ll need to register a ticket for them).

We have a great evening of entertainment lined up. Tickets can be purchased online here: https://hambledonfestival.co.uk

Hambledon Midsummer Festival 2024 – Ticket Sales

It’s that time of year again! Planning is fully underway for Hambledon Midsummer Festival Weekend, Friday 21st June – Sunday 23rd June 2024.

The Midsummer Ball – Saturday 22nd June

Tables for the Midsummer Ball will be available to reserve on-line at hambledonfestival.co.uk from Monday 15th January 2024 at 10.00am.

Tables of 12, 10 and 6 seats will be available. To secure your chosen table you will be required to pay a non refundable deposit of £90 at the time of booking, with the balance due by 31st March 2024.

2024 table costs are as follows:

  • 12 seats £540
  • 10 seats £450
  • 6 seats £270

Please note there will be a limited number of tables available on a first come, first serve basis.

Individual Tickets

If you do not wish to purchase an entire table, please note there will be one village table available, for which, you will be able to purchase single tickets at a cost of £45 per ticket (only 10 single tickets are available). These tickets will be on sale online at hambledonfestival.co.uk and available from Monday 15th January 2024 at 10.00am.

Jazz On The Green – Friday 21st June

Jazz On The Green will follow a similar format to two years ago – a relaxed, kid-friendly evening of music from the 19-piece Junction 4 Big Band, The Hambledon Village Shop Choir and others, accompanied by sunset and local food and drink.

Tickets will be available for purchase on-line at hambledonfestival.co.uk from 10am on Monday 15th. Early bird adult tickets are £18 each and tickets for under 16 year olds are free. After 31st March adult tickets will be £20 each.

The Summer Fete – Saturday 22nd June

Hambledon’s Traditional Summer Fête will be held at the Cricket Green on Saturday 22nd June 2024. If you would like to get involved in the fête in any way, running a stall or helping with the setup and organisation please let us know by email at hamblefest@hambledonsurrey.co.uk.

Christmas Party 2023 & Midsummer Festival 2024

Hambledon Village Christmas Party
Saturday 2nd December 2023

The Hambledon Village Christmas Party will be held at the Village Hall from 8pm on Saturday 2nd December. Tickets are £20 each. There will be live music from The Likeness, grazing boards (included in the ticket price) and a licensed bar. Join us for a great party! All proceeds will be donated in memory of Charlie Cosser to support his dad‘s work in local schools. Tickets can be purchased at hambledonfestival.co.uk.

Hambledon Midsummer Festival
21st to 23rd June 2024


Friday 21st June 6.00pm to 10.00pm – Jazz On The Green

(Tickets on sale from 10am 15th January 2024)

Saturday 22nd June 12.00pm to 4.30pm – Hambledon Village Traditional Summer Fete

Saturday 22nd June 7.00pm 12am – Hambledon Village Midsummer Ball

(Tables on sale from 10am 15th January 2024)

Sunday 23rd June AM – Church Service On The Green

Sunday 23rd June AM – Classic Transport Rally