Tintern Fete

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The 2018 Fete will take place on Saturday, 30th June.

As always, it will be free and open to all residents and visitors.
Now a fixture in the Wye Valley summer calendar, the Tintern Fete offers a magical mixture of children's attractions, day-long live music and singing, hot food, a bar, and a host of interesting stalls.

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Fete 2018 news updates

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21st April 2018
Music programme published
One of the lynchpins of the Tintern Fete has always been its fantastic live music programme and this year is no exception. Totally free, the day starts with an energy kick from Bristol Choir Brigade and carries on through deep into the evening with Brimstone, The Rob Connerly Band, Lee McCrory and Creatures of Habit. There's even a disco interlude for kids and, to finish up, some serious adult disco with Paul Scheeres.
And alongside the music, there'll be a variety of very tasty hot food on sale.

Make your plans to be there!

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21st April 2018
Just confirmed, the amazing Bristol Choir Brigade will be opening the Fete with its great brand of high-energy vocals encompassing favourites from the 60s to the present day. They'll be kicking off at 12.00pm and performing a second set at 2.30pm.

6th March 2018
Tintern Fete would not be the same without the return of some of our long-time favourite attractions so this year we are especially pleased to have back with us these great people:
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Rainbow Gecko, face painting and amazing bubble show.
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Arnie Kazam, the Magic Man, who will be back in the Marquee.
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The beautifully decorated traditional swing boats that proved so popular with our youngest visitors last year.
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The chance to sit in the cab of an operational Fire Engine from Chepstow Fire Station.
Look out in the coming weeks for information about more of the exciting entertainment and activities planned for the Fete, including what’s new for 2018.

Dates for your Diary

  • Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May, Car Boot Sale on Leytons Field (weather permitting). Charges and times as above. To reserve your pitch please contact Helen Carter on 07432 511102 or by email helencarter2006@yahoo.co.uk

  • Sunday June 3rd, Annual Plastic Duck Race from Brockweir Bridge, more details to follow.
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We will also be fundraising at the Tintern Abbey family picnic on Friday 18th May as part of the 2018 Wye Valley River Festival.

All proceeds will go towards the Fete, which is operated on a break-even basis and is funded in three ways:
  • grants and donations(30%)
  • income generated at the Fete (40%)
  • fundraising activities (30%)
Let’s make the 2018 the best Tintern Summer Fete ever. Please join in, help put the “fun” into our fundraisers and don’t forget to tell your family, friends and work colleagues, so that they don’t miss out.
2017 Fete Report
The Tintern Festivals Association prepared a report on the 2017 Fete which can be viewed below. Its main aim is to provide evidence of the use of funds to grant-makers who kindly supported the event but it also gives an insight into how much organisation is required to put on a successful fete each year.
(Please refresh your browser if the report is not visible).
Vivien Richards, Chair of the Fete Committee
01291 689244
Stallholder enquiries: Helen Carter, 07775 704842,