Sherfield Fete takes place on our 8.5 acre village green, with ample parking and village amenities nearby. We aim for a traditional village fete atmosphere, with a featured theme each year which informs our choice of lead attractions. In 2018 we had a Wild West theme, with a replica frontier town, gunfighters and a rodeo bull. This year (2019) our theme is the circus, and it would be great if your stall could somehow fit in with this.
We aim to have a wide range of stalls offering goods for sale, amusements, and information. The fete is particularly keen to encourage the presence of small scale independent traders, offering home-made or hand finished craft items of all descriptions. Our apologies, but market traders and car boot type stalls will not be accepted.
Standard outdoor pitches measure 6m x 4m, and cost £30. Larger pitches can be made available on request and will be charged proportionately. Our new feature for 2019, Window on Sherfield, offers the opportunity to have an even smaller presence, by sharing a pitch with other local groups. If this appeals, the form below allows you the option of zero pitches!
Otherwise, local groups (0-5s, Scouts, etc.) and individuals qualify for a reduced pitch fee, and we may also at our discretion reduce or waive pitch fees for charitable or non-profit stalls (e.g. those providing information only). If you would like to be considered for any of these options, please indicate by choosing the relevant stall class, and if necessary explain using the additional information field at the end of the form.
Note that our standard pitches are not available for the sale of food or drink for consumption at the fete. If you would like to request a catering concession, please choose the catering outlet class, submit the form with details of the nature of your offering, and we will contact you to discuss its suitability and to negotiate an appropriate fee.
As usual you are welcome to furnish your pitch with your own gazebo, tables, chairs, etc. as required. You can also hire tables (2m x 1m) from us, for £5 each, but these must be booked in advance. If you need electrical power, we can supply one or more sockets to a limited number of pitches. A fee is payable for each socket. To assist us in planning the electrical provision, please let us know what type of equipment you propose to use and how much load it will generate. Standalone generators are not permitted, for the comfort of other stallholders and visitors.
To request your place please complete the form below – required fields are marked with an asterisk. Please be sure to read our Terms and Conditions and indicate your acceptance on the form. Where relevant, we will need to see your Public Liability Insurance Certificate, Food Hygiene Certificate and/or Risk Assessment. You can upload copies through the form below, or bring them along on the day.
If we accept your booking request we will calculate the total fee due and contact you with a request for payment by bank transfer.