Hambledon Village Fête & Shop BBQ – Saturday 28th August

The Festival Tree has been erected (thanks Dorian), the signs are up and the weather forecast looks good.

Bric ‘a Brac will be sold, dogs will be judged, kids will race. And after all that we’ll all have a party.

Please come along and support the fete from 2:30pm on Saturday 28th August, even though it’ll be a bit smaller than usual and then come to the Village BBQ outside the Shop from 5pm with live music featuring bands of local talent!

You can buy tickets for the BBQ at £10 for an adult and £5 for an under 16 either on line by clicking here or at the Village Shop.

And don’t forget we have the Hambledon Village Show on the same day.

Hambledon Village Fête – Saturday 28th August 2021

This years’ Village Fete will be a scaled down version but still promises to be lots of fun with activities for all the family, village stalls and plentiful refreshments:

2:30pm Fête Opening
3:00pm Start of The Dog Show
4:00pm Hambledon Village Show prize giving at the Village Hall
4:30pm Kids Races
5:00pm Grand Draw Results

The Dog Show

Entries for the Dog Show can be made on the day from 2:30pm. Entries are £1 a class and rosettes will be given as prizes


  1. The best Child Handler
  2. The dog with the waggiest tail
  3. The dog most like its owner
  4. The most obedient dog
  5. The best young dog (under 2yrs)
  6. The best veteran (over 8yrs)
  7. The best sausage catcher
  8. The most beautiful female
  9. The most handsome male
  10. The Hambledon Champion


Hambledon Village Shop BBQ – Saturday 28th August 2021 from 5:00pm

After the Village Fête come and join us at the Village Shop for an evening of BBQ food and live music.

Tickets are available on-line now and at the Village Shop for £10 for an adult and £5 for under 16. Tickets include BBQ food (including vegetarian and vegan options), salads and ice cream.

Limited seating will be available, so please bring your own seats or picnic blanket. And umbrellas if it’s raining….

Beer, wine, gin and soft drinks will be available for purchase (card payment preferred). To purchase tickets on-line go to: hambledonfestival.co.uk.

Fête Outdoor Public Meeting – Tuesday June 29 7:30pm

If you’d like to get involved in helping with this summer’s Village Fete, then please come along to a public meeting at Hambledon Village Shop on Tuesday June 29th at 7:30pm. We’re looking for volunteers to help run stalls and also to help with setting up for the event and the Village Shop BBQ to be  held after the fete.

Because of covid regulations the meeting will be held outdoors. Given the weather we’ve had so far this summer, please come prepared.

The Fete and Village Shop BBQ will be on Saturday 28th August, with the fete starting at 2:30pm and the Village Shop BBQ from 5pm to 8pm.

Any questions about the meeting or the events can be emailed to hamblefest@hambledonsurrey.co.uk.

Hambledon Midsummer Festival – Update & Save the Dates

There’s some bad news and some good news.

Whilst we can see a light at the end of the Covid tunnel, we’re also aware that there’s a way to go until we can all don our party dress and get intimate. 

So the bad news is that we’re not comfortable planning a full schedule of events for the Hambledon Midsummer Festival in 2021. To do so would require us to make some financial, and other commitments, without being confident that conditions will permit a safe event to take place. So we are postponing the three day festival to midsummer 2022. Jazz On The Green will take place on Friday 17th June 2022, the Fete and the Summer Ball will take place on Saturday 18th June 2022 and Church On The Green and the Classic Transport rally will take place on Sunday 19th June 2022.

The good news is that we do think it will be possible to host a one day, safe, outdoor village event with live music, other entertainment and plentiful food and drink on the Cricket Green on Saturday 19th June 2021.

In addition we hope to hold the annual Hambledon Village Shop BBQ on Saturday 28th August 2021.

More details will follow, in the meantime please save the dates. We all deserve a party.

A Midsummer Reflection

We’d be getting a little edgy about now. As I write this on Thursday afternoon, the rain has just about stopped, but with just a day to go to the planned opening of the 2020 Hambledon Midsummer Festival, things are little damp.

The marquee would have been up by now, no doubt after endless debate about where exactly on the Cricket Green it should be placed. This year the marquee was going to be bigger than ever, in order to accommodate a record attendance at Saturday night’s Ball. We might just have got it to fit.

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The Hambledon Midsummer Festival has been postponed to 2021

Given the current circumstances, we have decided to reschedule this summer’s Hambledon Midsummer Festival to the weekend of June 18th to 20th 2021.

We are planning to hold the same events in 2021 as were planned for this year, so the programme will be:

  • Friday evening June 18th – Jazz On The Green
  • Saturday afternoon June 19th – Hambledon Village Fete
  • Saturday evening June 19th – The Midsummer Ball
  • Sunday morning June 20th – Church Service On The Green
  • Sunday morning June 20th – Vintage Transport Rally
  • Sunday afternoon June 20th – Theatre On The Green

Ticket holders have been sent an email offering them the option to rollover their tickets to the rescheduled dates, obtain a full refund or donate their ticket price to a worthy cause.