Chettle Village Fete is a free, charity-funding daytime event for all the family.
Chettle itself is a tiny family-run hamlet situated in the heart of Dorset between Blandford and Salisbury, with a beautiful manor house and gardens, a cluster of gorgeous cottages, a tiny church, a pond, a dairy, lots of sheep and cows and a human population of just 90.
HOW TO FIND US
The Chettle postcode is DT11 8DB. Look out for the Chettle Fete banners each side of the entrance to Chettle Village off the A345, then follow the signs to the site.
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Coming by car is far easiest, and we encourage anyone to get in touch if they have spaces and want to share
There is free parking (please wait to be directed – disabled passengers can be dropped near the site entrance). Vehicles not parked correctly in the designated area will be moved without warning.
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN & BUS
The nearest train station is Salisbury. From there you can get a taxi (it’s about 30mins away and quite expensive) or a bus which will drop you off a good 20 mins walk from the site. It’s the Salisbury > Blandford > Weymouth service and you have to request to stop at Chettle – between Cashmoor & Tarrant Hinton. Buses go every 2 hours – CLICK HERE to download the timetable PDF.
There will be members of St Johns Ambulance attending the main event
If you need a place to stay locally there is a list of B&Bs in the Contacts/Links page – book early to avoid disappointment! You are also advised to book taxis with our local cabbie McPherson from over the hill on 07976 648545 well in advance if you think you’re going to need one.
Let us know if you have rooms to rent locally and we’ll put you in our list. firstname.lastname@example.org
Camping onsite is extremely limited, we offer no facilities apart from a tap with drinking water and nearby portaloos – and is STRICTLY INVITATION ONLY. Unauthorised tents will be removed without warning. Campfires are strictly prohibited – not only is it a fire risk but the cows go back into that field the very next day and they’ll try and eat what ever charred remains you’ve left behind.
There will be a café selling hot & cold breakfast, tea and coffee on Sunday morning. Please also make yourself available to help dismantle the fete and make sure you take EVERYTHING away with you.
CAN YOU HELP?
Chettle Fete profits go entirely to the charities of Chettle Villagers’ prior choosing, as well as towards essential village schemes. We heartily invite contributions for stalls (cakes, plants, bric-a-brac, prizes for the tombola and raffle etc), stall ideas as well as assistance manning areas. We do not allow private traders. Would you like to be involved in some way? Email email@example.com