A tradition dating back many generations, Yatton Keynell Village Fete takes place each year on the third Saturday in September on Jubilee Field, the recreation field next to the village hall named for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.
Yatton Keynell Village Fete has two objectives: To provide a fun event for the whole village community; and to raise money to support a range of local good causes.
Over the years, highlights have included a classic car display, gymnastics show, donkey derby, hay bale tossing competition and Punch & Judy. Along side these, a major fund-raiser is the Silent Auction, where bids are invited for enticing items ranging from a signed England rugby shirt to free hire of a large skip.
In 2022, the fete incorporated the village Craft & Produce Show, and this successful event will be repeated in 2023.
Alongside the highlight attractions the fete also has many regular favourites, including bouncy castles, bric-a-brac, second-hand books, bottle tombola, cream teas, a bar and barbecue, coconut shy, various traditional games (splat the rat, knock the gnome etc) plus stalls selling everything from plant and cakes to soap and candles, as well as various small-scale games and activities to keep the children amused.
The fete raises funds for various local good causes, including :
- St Margaret’s Church rebuilding fund
- Friends of Bybrook Valley School
- Yatton Keynell Under 5s pre-school
- YK Brownies
- UK Youth Club
- YKRA, the village hall and recreation association on whose land the Fete takes place.
The entire event is run by a small Organising Team, plus a merry band of additional helpers. If you would like to join the Team to help set up the fete in advance, or just be a helper for an hour or two on the day, or anything in between, please get in touch by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to seeing you there on the third Saturday in September!