Datchworth Fete 2020

Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of Coronavirus it has become necessary to postpone this year’s Fete to later in the year.

It’s everyone’s hope that the situation is such that the village will still be able to safely come together this year for its traditional day of fun and family entertainment and further information will be issued in due course.

With Best Regards on behalf of the Fete Committee,

Mark Light

Datchworth Village Fête is held annually on the second Saturday in June. In 2020 the fête will be on Saturday 13th June.

It’s a traditional village activity, organised and run by local people drawing the community together for a fun day, and raising money for village causes.  It includes games, events, entertainments and stalls.

The aim is partly to raise money but more importantly to provide a traditional family entertainment for the community.

The Fête Committee would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to all the stallholders and helpers who give their time and enthusiasm to make the day such a success.

Last year, our takings on the day were around £15,120 which is our best year ever.  The details are below.

The profits are paid to local charities, mainly All Saints’ Church and Datchworth Village Hall.

We’re always seeking the time, energy and enthusiasm of local people for this surprisingly rewarding activity.   Becoming involved, either on the Committee or as a helper is an excellent way of making new friends.  Without such contributions there would be no Fête.  If you’re interested, please contact Mark Light on Tel: 01438 815746 or Email: 

Fête takings comparison, event by event, year by year:

Datchworth Fête – Comparison 2009-2018


Costs include entertainments, materials, signs, foodstuffs and drinks, insurance, printing, cash-floats, services, licences and hire of equipment and trucks. We don’t have all the bills yet but costs this year are likely to be approximately £8,500.

How it’s organised

It’s organised by the Datchworth Village Fête Committee, an ad-hoc group of local volunteers who, together with other helpers contribute about 1000 man-hours to planning and running each Fête.

It’s a not-for-profit event, and the committee is neither a commercial enterprise nor a registered charity.  Its funds are held at Barclays Bank.

Freddie Sandberg, (financials from our Treasurer, John Gordon), 6 May 2019