Dunchurch Fête : 17th June 2017! 

Miss Dunchurch 2017 and her attendant princesses

The Fete has been an annual event for over 30 years now and has raised many thousands of pounds for Local Good Causes and Charities.

Over the last 11 years alone we have donated over £80,000 of your money to a wide range of organisations, charities and good causes in our lovely village!

The Festival Group wold like to thank all our helpers, donors and everyone who attended any of our events during the year for your continued support. We couldn't do it without YOU!

Projects submitted to the Dunchurch Festival Group for a grant are considered each year.

2017's Theme : Let's Go To The Movies

The Parade will be led by our very own Miss Dunchurch (Emily Kilborn) and her attendant Princesses, (Holly Compton and Indie Rose Cava)!

The winners of the this year's Fete Programme cover competition are Isabella Cooper and Thea Lock! (8yrs).

Many acts, entertainment and open-mic performers will be appearing.

As expected the BBQ, Bar, Tea and Cakes and the Grand Raffle will be supplemented by dozens of other village and trade stalls.

And remember our surpluses are all channelled back into deserving causes in YOUR community! Please come and join us, whatever the weather, and have FUN!!


The Parade will be led by our very own Miss Dunchurch (Emily Kilborn) and her attendant Princesses, (Holly Compton and Indie Rose Cava)!

The Parade route can be seen on the map below, starting at St. Peter's Church and ending at the Sportfield:

Please come and support the procession!

Timetable (timings approximate)

  • 12:30 Procession leaves St. Peter's Church led byMiss Dunchurch (Emily Kilborn) and her attendant Princesses, (Holly Compton and Indie Rose Cava)
  • 12:45 Dunchurch Band strikes up in the arena , stalls and attractions open for business
  • 1pm Arena - Procession arrives at the Sports Field

Judging of the fancy dress and opening of the Fete by our guest of honour, Rev. Patricia Townshend assisted by the strong and silent 'Stig'

Dunchurch Diamonds, choreographed and coaching by Jaide Ellery-Martin.

  • 1:30pm - Music Marquee - Lawrence Sheriff Big Band — Led by Maestro John Watson
  • 2:00pm - On the field - 'Punch and Judy' — "That’s The Way To Do It!"

  • 2:15pm - Arena - 'Tribe-Ulations' — The authentic and glamorous Belly Dancers.

  • 2:30pm - Music Marquee - Hi 'Jinks' — Andrew Kneeshaw Duo playing classic Rock and Roll.

  • 3:00pm - Arena - Dunchurch Training Band — the younger generation blowing their own trumpets (and euphoniums, trombones etc!)

  •  3:00pm - On the field - 'Punch and Judy' — a second helping!

  • 3:20pm - Arena - Dunchurch Band — Selections from their repertoire, a great tradition.

  • 4:00pm - Music Marquee - Andrew Kneeshaw Duo - "Let's Dance?"

  • 4:30pm - Grand Finale - Rock Age - Live Classic Rock! - Covers band to play us out!


Stalls & Refreshments

Attractions (so far!)

  • Rugby Floor Company
  • Book Stall - Dunchurch Scout Group
  • Bottle Stall
  • Cancer Ball
  • Sock Stall - Dunchurch & Thurlaston WI
  • Toy Stall - 3rd Dunchurch Brownies
  • Toy Stall - 1st Overslade Guides
  • Face Painting
  • Grande Raffle
  • Magical Musical Spirograph Generator!
  • Strength Bell
  • Barbeque
  • Cafe with Teas & Cakes 
  • Light Refreshments
  • Bar Tent
  • Foss Gallery
  • Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
  • Morris Minor Club plus other vehicles
  • Stalls hosted by
    village organisations
  • Plus many others                                                  
  • Chocolate Tombola - Dunchurch Juniour School
  • Ping Pong In A Jar - Dunchurch Infants School
  • Welly Wanging
  • Golf Game - Bilton School
  • Toy Stall - 3rd Dunchurch Brownies
  • Ice Creams
  • Cake Stalls
  • Buz Wire!
  • Hook A Duck
  • Pims Tent
  • Tea & Cakes in the Hall (Redwood Care Home)
  • Dunchurch And Thurlaston Allotments Assoc'
  • Save Dunchurch!
  • Archery
  • Scuba Club
  • Rugby Beekeepers Assoc'
  • Dunchurch Photographic Society
  • Severn Trent
  • Tudor Rose Woodturning
  • More to come as the information arrives on our IT desk!

Admission charges

Admission is FREE if you are in fancy dress, so go on, make the effort!

All adults £2

Children 5 to 12yrs  50p

Children under 5 free

Car parking

Unfortunately we have not been able to make specific arrangements for parking this year, so please park respectfully and with consideration to residents and other road users. Thank you.

Be a helper

Would you like to help out? Then click this link and drop us a line!

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Fête 2018 Stall Bookings

We're now taking bookings for trade stalls and advertising in the free fête programme.

Please complete our booking form for all stalls.

Seeking Performers

On Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of September the Dunchurch Festival Group are staging a Variety Show at the Village Hall.

We hope to showcase local talent and Mike Judge, who is organising the event, wants to hear from anyone who might be interested in taking part. 

So if you would like to sing, dance, play the bagpipes or juggle goldfish Mike is anxious to hear from you on 01788 810253 or e-mail mabjudge@hotmail.com

Tables & Chairs For Hire

The Dunchurch Festival Group have available for hire 100 folding chairs and 25 folding tables suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

A returnable bond of £50 for the chairs and £100 for the tables is required in addition to the hiring fee of 50p per chair, £2 per table.

Collection & return delivery are the hirer's responsibility.

Please Contact Us to make arrangements.

Dunchurch Band Recruiting

The Dunchurch Band are recruiting for new members.

Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 7.30pm - 9.30pm at:

The W. I. Hall, Southam Road, Dunchurch.

Contact Louise Balsom on :

01327 361564 or

07548 276993



 Computer Confidence.

  • Are you confused when your grandchildren talk about the web or Google or social media?
  • Do you Panic when they speak about Apps or Facebook Friends or when they chatter on about Blogs or Cyber Bullying?
  • Would you like to learn about emails? Book a holiday online? Know how to find your photos? Do you want to Skype your family? Print off a boarding pass? Find a bargain on ebay?

Then Computer Confidence is for you!

Come to the Library at Dunchurch on Thursdays

  • Every Thursday at 11am at the library
  • Use the library computers – or bring your own laptop
  • Only £2 per session


If you would like to book please phone 01788 811355 or sign up in the library.



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