About the Fete

Play the video to hear Maggie Waller from the Fete Committee explain more...

Welcome to the Datchet Fete, an annual community event that has been a feature of the summer in the village for many, many years.

The fete has two main aims: firstly to provide an enjoyable afternoon of entertainment for local families and secondly to raise funds for charities that benefit local people. We ask local people to nominate the charities or good causes that will benefit from each year’s fete so there is a strong link between the money raised each year and help for people in and around the village.

The fete is held in the grounds of Churchmead School, and we are very grateful for the school’s kindness in allowing us to use their field and facilities.

The day involves a series of performances in a central arena, featuring singers and dancers from far and wide.

In addition there are a wide variety of stalls from plants and jams to second hand goods and art as well as a huge range of rides and attractions for the younger ones. There are plenty of food and drink stalls too!

We try to advertise as much as possible in advance, but appreciate it is not always easy to reach everyone. We hope this new website enables more people to find out what’s on and become involved.

The fete is organised by a small, friendly committee of nine people some of whom joined in the last couple of years and some of whom have been on board for over two decades! We meet at the Manor Hotel every 4-6 weeks from January to July to plan and organise the event, and have a lot of fun doing so. If you think you have some time to spare and would like to join in the fun, please call Julia Hardy on 01344 890899, or email her here.

We would be delighted to welcome you to the team.

Which charities should we support? - Your suggestions needed!