Horticultural & Dog Show
Celebrating 162 Years!
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Hartfield Fete started life as a Horticultural Show on the grounds of the original rectory house behind the village church in 1862, it has grown year on year to become the fete as we know it today.

From Winnie the Pooh to the local Scouts, the event has always been about bringing the local community together. There have been family activities, performers, dog shows, horticulture displays, and market sellers during the event.

Vintage automobiles, live music, dancing, and funfair rides take us back in time, complete with a friendly tug-of-war competition and an incredible choice of food and drink.

Hartfield Village Fete has seen everything, from world wars to global pandemics, and has always returned better than before!

The Horticultural Society

The Society was originally named The Cottage Garden Society and was possibly established in 1855 (information which came to light when the old Hartfield Vicarage was put up for sale in 1986, and a box of very old Parish Magazines were discovered).

The first definite recorded mention of the Society was in 1861 (details published in the Hartfield Parish Magazine dated June 1867) and this is the date we have adopted as correct, making the Society now 164 years old!

In 2012, we combined with the Hartfield Village Fete for the first time, and the Horticultural Show was included with the Village Fete on the Town Croft. It is now the most popular annual event in the Village. Each year, six local Horticultural Societies compete against each other in the show for the Inter-Society cup based on the best exhibit combining a tray of vegetables, flowers, and domestic classes.

If you would like to join the society please visit our website by following the link below. As a member, you’ll enjoy discounts at a number of local nurseries and other establishments.