Tempting Fete(s) – Part One

Tempting Fete(s) - Part One - NappyvalleyNET


Early summer gets NappyValleyNet very very excited about ‘the season’.

Chelsea Flower Show, Ascot, Wimbledon, Henley, Queen’s… the capital
and its environs has it all going on and nowhere more so than in SW London.

We have a ton of fetes, fairs and street parties but each is very different so here, at NappyValleyNet, we’ve snooped around
to bring you the all-you-need-to-know insider’s guide to a jolly good, quintessentially English day out.

We hope you enjoy part one, we’ll be bringing you the details of the Northcote Fete and all the school fairs in part two,
so if you have an event you want to promote, do please email us at NappyValleyNet!

Frankly, we’re spoilt for choice and relieved they’re not all on the same day!

Tempting Fete(s) - Part One - NappyvalleyNET

Ritherdon Road Street Party – Sunday 7th June



Jacksons Estate Agents
are the principal sponsors for the event.

What charity do they support?

Caring Cancer Trust

How is the money raised spent?

Last year the charity supported was First Touch and the street party raised £884.44 for them. This money went direct to the charity and was used in their neonatal care in St George’s Hospital. More details of their work can be found here.


What makes Ritherdon Road so special?

Not just any old street, Ritherdon Road is a wonderful wonderful piece of SW London and they really do support their local community.
Where else can sport an art gallery, photography studio, wine shop AND award winning bakery! This event is a huge ‘thank you’ to the traders and above all it’s a celebration of what a wonderful community they have.

What are the highlights of the day? 

Hog Roast, Bagpiper, Hook-a-Duck, Colouring Competition, Balham Ukulele Society – but to name a few!


The fete starts at 11am and ends at 5pm.
The set list will be visible on the Facebook page – check there for updates! Exciting things are happening all day.

What can I buy while I am there? 

More like what can’t you buy? They have everything from garden accessories, handmade silver jewellery
and homewares to a big range of delicious treats – such as crepes, cakes and ice creams!

For more information visit:  www.facebook.com/RitherdonRoad



The Abbeville Fete – Saturday 27th June


Main sponsor – Douglas & Gordon (Abbeville Rd / Clapham branch)

Official Media Provider – NappyValleyNet

Bar sponsor – Jacksons (Abbeville Rd / Clapham branch)

BBQ sponsor – M. Moen and Sons and Booker Wholesale (Nine Elms, Battersea branch)

Kid’s Zone sponsor – rentalcars.com


What charity do they support?

The Abbeville Fete raises funds for five local causes:

Ace of Clubs
A day centre for homeless and vulnerable members of our community

Lambeth SummerProjects
Enabling young people from deprived areas of the community to enjoy a summer programme
of recreational and educational activities

Age UK Lambeth
Supporting elderly people in the community, their families and their care workers

Kid’s City
Providing before and after-school schemes and holiday play schemes for the children of local families

Church of the Holy Spirit
The local Church, just adjacent to Abbeville Road, supporting their community outreach initiatives

How is the money raised spent?

In 2013 the fete raised £19,000 for the local causes mentioned above.
Likewise, in 2014 the fete raised £20,000 for the same local causes and initiatives.

What are the highlights of the day?  

The Abbeville Fete seems to get bigger (and better) every year. This was one of the very first ever fetes that we attended when NappyValleyNet was itself a little baby and it’s been wonderful to see it grow over the years.

There are more than 50 street stalls, an organic street BBQ and Pimms and beer bar, a dedicated kids zone, with Crazy Carts, bouncy castle, spinning teacups carousel, scavenger hunt, tattoos and hair braiding, plus lots of games and activities, and events including live music and even a dog beauty pageant.There are more than 50 street stalls, an organic street BBQ and Pimms and beer bar, a dedicated kids zone, with Crazy Carts, bouncy castle, spinning teacups carousel, scavenger hunt, face painting, plus lots of games and activities, and events including live music and even a dog beauty pageant.

Don’t miss raffle, the all-day “Selfie at the Fete” photo competition and the silent auction, which has fantastic prizes including
a one week ski holiday (flights not included) for a family of four, staying at the luxurious four star Albona Nova hotel in Zurs, Austria, worth £10,000, from  www.powderbyrne.com. The only downside to the fete is that the food is so good that I once
lost Mr NVN for over an hour as he bunked his stand duty to eat half a jerk chicken.



Fete opens – Silent auction opens in the church

 Dog show on Narbonne Avenue – Pet photo competition at Cuffe Vets

Fancy dress parade ‘Turrets and Tiaras’ outside Cook

Waiters’ and shopkeepers’ race down Abbeville Road

Silent auction last bids in the church

Silent auction closes

Raffle prize draw (outside Aspire)

There’s also music and entrainment inside and outside the church all day.

What makes the Abbeville Fete a local institution?

Now in its 19th year, the fete is one of south London’s main social gatherings with activities and fun for all the family.
The fete celebrates London’s diversity, community spirit and local enterprise by bringing Londoners,
businesses and visitors together in raising funds for five local causes.

For further information on what’s happening this year, go to @AbbevilleFete or www.abbevillefete.com/whats-on


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