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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6th June 2018
Look out! Fiery Jack's on the loose again.
Last year Fiery Jack wowed us with his Games Emporium and one-man show. He will be back again this year to head up a day of fun-packed family entertainment.
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6th June 2018
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6th June 2018
Stalls to delight and entertain
Stallholders are queuing up to showcase their fantastic products at the Tintern Fete. This year we have an even wider range of local crafts and specialist food & drink as well as charity fundraisers. If you are looking for a special gift, a treat for yourself, want to know more about our local wildlife and heritage or even get your face painted - this is the place to be on 30th June.

You can buy:
• Honey; Wine; Blaenavon Cheese; Spices, Teas and Homemade Sauces; Candy Floss, refreshing lemonade and delicious fresh coffee.
• Handcrafted jewellery, ceramics, leather goods; candles & glass; knitted & hand sewn items; luxurious goats’ milk skin products; prints, canvasses cards, & stationery; African crafts.
• DVDs, books, hair accessories & helium balloons.
• Plants from the Tintern Garden Club stall.

Come and learn about and support the work of:
• Gwent Wildlife Trust
• The Newport Ship
• Friends of Tintern Old Station
• Gloucester Hospital Trust
• Penny Brohn UK Cancer Charity
• Guide Dogs for the Blind
• Church Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade

…and more!
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31st May 2018
New at the Fete! Firebird Oven with their utterly delicious wood-fired pizzas!
We are completely delighted, over the moon, and generally feeling pretty plumptious about persuading Firebird Oven to cook for us at this year's Fete. Here's the deal:
• 100% sourdough made over three days by Firebird using only their wild yeast starter, flour, salt and water (so no artificial gunk here or "Mama's secret ingredients")
• hand-stretched, by them again, in front of your very eyes, to promise perfectly crusted pizza
• in the vintage trailer, baked at 400 degrees (in the pizza world, man that's hot)
• ethically and locally sourced ingredients with meat, veggie, vegan and gluten-free options
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Firebird Oven. Just for you, they'll be burning with passion.
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30th May 2018
Emma's Pigs are back!
Established as Tintern Fete favourites, Emma's Pigs always attract a big following for their brilliant pork hot dogs and burgers.
We think their popularity is owed to the way they rear their own pigs and their great attention to detail. The result is they've won numerous awards for their pork products. And they also happen to be really nice people.

We've given them the chance to say it for themselves. Here it is: "Emma's Pigs is a free range, rare breed, pig business, specialising in providing high quality pork based hot food at local events. We believe that visitors to shows, festivals, fairs and other events should be given the opportunity to purchase delicious, ethically produced, 'food to go' and should not be limited to the more usual burger vans."
They'll be at Tintern Fete from the beginning right into the evening. Get in line!
Tintern Feat marquee programme
26th May 2018
Marquee Programme published!
As always, an afternoon of great fun and entertainment in the big marquee. Everyone is welcome and all events are free.

Other all day activities include
Swing boats
Sumo wrestling
Coconut shy
Bouncy castle
Inflatable obstacle course
Black Rock Reptiles
Selfie/photo area
Victorian games
Face painting and glitter tattoos

Live music from midday deep into the evening. See the programme below.
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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 Connolly 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.
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,