Fete Programme Timings


12:00          Petworth Town Band                                            1 hour

13:00          Morris Dancers                                                     30 mins

13:00          Dog Agility

13:30          Duncan Allan                                                        45 mins

13:30          Punch and Judy                                                   30 mins

14:00          Family Races

14:15          Petworth Town Band                                           45 mins

14.30          Juggling Act – Harvey

15:00          Fun Dog Show

15:15          Morris Dancers

15:30          Punch and Judy

15:45          Duncan Allan

16:15          Last Raffle Ticket Sales

16:30          Raffle Winners Announcement

17:00          Fete Closes

More info below under section headings:

Fun Dog Show


Fun Dog Show


The Fun Dog Show is organised and will be judged by:

Mark Bridger-Pescott
BCCSDip.DogBhv, BCCSDip.AdvCanBhv(DIS), ADip CBM (DIS) level 6, MISAP
Chartered Canine Behaviourist

The Dog Show starts at 3pm.

£2 entry per class except Best in Show.

The winner of each class will qualify for free entry to Best in Show.

There is no pre-registration and entry fees will be taken as each competitor enters the ring.

We have some generous prizes kindly donated by the sponsors of each class.

Lady Joanna Mersey of Bignor Park will present the prize to Best in Show.

Members of the public will be responsible for the health, welfare and care of their own dogs at the Fete and during our Fun Dog Show.
Please only bring dogs that are fully vaccinated and not in season or unwell.
We will provide a shady area for dogs and plenty of fresh drinking water.



Classes & Sponsors


1.  Cutest Puppy (up to 6 months of age)

2.  Best Expression

3.  Prettiest Bitch

4.  Most Handsome Dog

Dog walking & boarding services
07565 101323


5.  Best Veteran



6.  Best Condition


7.  Cleverest Dog


8.  Waggiest Tail



9.  Best Rescue



10.  Best in Show
















Silent Auction

A Silent Auction operates as follows:
  • A bid is placed by entering your details and bid onto a sheet – one for each Lot
  • A subsequent bidder can out-bid you by entering a higher bid on the same sheet
  • So keep checking to see if your bid is still valid
  • When closed (a time will be set), the highest bidder wins
Here are some highlights of the exciting Lots you can bid for at the Fete:


Overnight stay for two at the White Horse Inn, Sutton, West Sussex
Double Magnum of French rose wine
Private session of Reflexology with Isabel Tuppen 
Day of Course Fishing instruction for two juniors at Bignor Park Lake
SPA DAY for one at the Park House Hotel, Bepton, West Sussex
A Day’s Sailing on a private yacht in the Solent
Print entitled “HARE” by local artist Jane Davis
Fishing day for two rods at Duncton Mill, West Sussex
Framed Scottish Landscape by Sarah Dwane Whistler
Iced Christmas Cake
The ‘Rocks’ Bognor FC Sponsorfour seats at the game including drinks in the
Director’s Lounge, your name in the programme and you choose ‘Man of the Match’
Six Bottles of special Cider produced by Ted Dwane of Mumford & Sons
Goodwood Festival of Speed – two tickets for Thursday
Goodwood Festival of Speed – two tickets for Friday
Ashavan Beauty Treatment in Petworth
Round of Golf for 2 at Goodwood Golf Club
Round of Golf for 2 at Liphook Golf Club
Stalking – evening with Jack Smallman of South Downs Venison and Game
Fishing at Mill Farm, West Sussex
Private Pilates session
Goodwood Revival – four tickets for Sunday
Goodwood Revival  – four tickets for Saturday
Indian Cookery Lesson at Mystique Masala in Petworth
Thai Massage session by Francesca Tudor Williams
Burton Mill Tour – up to 8 people – see the machinery of a working flour mill followed by
afternoon tea.



We have some exciting prizes for our Raffle:


1st Prize – 15 minute flight for one in a Tiger Moth


2nd Prize – £250 Cash



3rd Prize – £100 cash


4th Prize – A year’s Art Pass to the Newlands House Gallery in Petworth



5th Prize – A pick-up load of fire-wood from the Barlavington Estate delivered locally
(10 miles)



6th Prize – A beautiful planted bowl



7th Prize – A hamper of Italian goodies



8th Prize – 4 books to please the whole family from the Petworth Bookshop



9th Prize – Two Paddock Enclosure tickets to Fontwell Park



10th Prize – A bottle of Champagne Autreau Premier Cru from Hennings Wine Merchants



11th Prize – A bottle of Burberry Weekend Eau de Parfum



12th Prize – 6 months Subscription to Gardens Illustrated Magazine



13th Prize – A voucher for a manicure at Ashavan in Petworth



14th Prize – £25 Voucher to spend at Charlies Farm Shop



 15th Prize – A tour of Hepworth Brewery for 2 people



Performers at the Fete

Duncan Allen

Duncan Allen is a Swing, Rat Pack and Musical Theatre Vocalist who delivers performances with flawless vocals, sophistication and style.
Most recently Duncan Allen was seen singing  on ITV’s The Voice UK, and was mentored by Olly Murs.  Duncan was also  honoured to perform in a touring production of ‘The Rat Pack’.
Duncan’s extensive repertoire includes classics from The Great American Songbook as sung by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and many Musical Theatre showtunes.
Available as a solo singer, or with his swing band, he can deliver for all events, from intimate evenings, jazz breakfast, to larger venues that can accommodate a Big Band.








Established in the 19th Century, Petworth Town Band is one of WestSussex’s few remaining traditional Town Bands. Our President, Lord Egremont, together with the National Trust, provides the Band with a room above Petworth House stables adjacent to Church Lodge, where normally we practice every Monday evening from 7.00 to 8.30.  The Band is a friendly and inclusive group and welcomes new Brass, woodwind and percussion players of all ages and abilities. Uniforms are provided and we do have some brass instruments available for loan to players at no cost.  We have a popular and varied repertoire of traditional Brass Band music and marches, themes from film and television, old favourites and modern tunes. Members come from all around the area but we are firmly rooted in the Petworth community and are proud to lead the annual Remembrance Sunday parade and participate in other local events. In addition to annual concerts we also perform at fetes, Cowdray Park Gold Cup Polo, private parties and corporate events.

Subject to availability the band can undertake public engagements, please refer to our website for details of how to book an engagement or email


Mike Elvin

Mike is a very experienced entertainer who has honed his craft to become a wonderful performer.  Not only does he bring you a first class Punch and Judy Show he is also skilled in other allied arts such as balloon modelling and magic.  It all started when he was a young child and he has continued ever since.  Punch and Judy is a traditional show that goes back over 300 years and it has evolved over the years adapting to changing times. Indeed originally it began with actors playing the characters before it became puppets.  Originally it was played to adults but now we know it as a children / family entertainment.  Every loves a Punch and Judy show.  It brings fun and humour with its unique entertainment that will have children laughing and calling out in a very interactive way.

So come and watch the fun and remember it is not just for children – after all we are all young at heart.


Harvey Stinton

Harvey is a British entertainer who performs street and stage shows and is currently performing in Covent Garden.
His shows are interactive performances that combine juggling, Rola Bola balancing and comedy.
“Funny and skilful show with clever banter”
Sure to go down well with both adults and children.


Activities for Families



Egg throwing
Coconut shy
Putt Luck
Welly Wanging
Skittles / Skittle Alley
Beanbag toss
Photo Booth
Water-pistol range
Lucky Dip
Lucky Lollies
Toy Stall



Aladdin’s Cave Antiques

Nearly New

Handbags, Jewellery, Hats & Scarves

Guess how many Balloons in the car – car very kindly donated by Arun Cars



Bignor Bakehouse – cakes & home produce

Bottle Tombola

Plant Bowls – see photos in Fundraising section of this website



Ceramics – see photos in Fundraising section of this website

Watercolours by Jane Davies

Country Interiors

Books by Brenda Broster





Dog Agility Demonstration



Billingshurst Dog Training Club – Agility Section

Our Club will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary next year.

We offer Agility, Pet Obedience, Competition Obedience, Working Trials and Flyball in the summer.
We currently have approximately 180 members.  Agility started in this country in the seventies and members of our Club were involved in its early formation.  Agility is very popular and most good clubs have long waiting lists –  ours is about 1 year.  A lot of people put their puppy’s name down as soon as they get it and we have had attempts to register before the puppy has arrived, such are places valued.  We have had to reduce the size of our classes to comply with government regulations and we currently have 45 members in the mixed size and breed section. In our club we train all shapes and sizes which is great fun.  Most dogs can do agility if trained carefully.  You can’t start training until the dog is a year old and can’t compete until 18 months old.  We do not accept dogs over 5 as beginners as it is not considered safe to start putting pressure on joints at that time.
Great care is taken to ensure safety of the dogs and the Kennel Club rules are strictly followed.

Members of our Club will be demonstrating their dog’s skills at the Fete so do come and watch the fun!



Freshly roasted local lamb


BBQ Stall


Stable Teas with delicious homemade rolls and cakes


Bignor Bakehouse – more delicious homemade cakes and home produce


Park Bar offering beer and ales from Hepworth’s Brewery, wine, Prosecco, Pimms and a selection of soft drinks


De Luca’s Ice Cream




We would like to thank the many individuals and local companies who have contributed to this event in so many ways by giving Raffle Prizes, Silent Auction Lots, Equipment, Ads in the Programme,
Cash sponsorship, Dog Show prizes and of course the time and energy of our many helpers.

We have tried to mention companies that have supported us in the relevant sections above and are also very grateful to the following for their sponsorship:

Brookfield Marquees Ltd
Unit 5, Old Station Yard
Station Road, Petworth
West Sussex GU28 0JF
T 01798 342255



Health & Safety

A Health & Safety Assessment has been carried out at Bignor Park prior to this event.

Please could we ask that young children are supervised at all times and all dogs kept on leads.

We are grateful to St John’s Ambulance for agreeing to attend the event.