Summer Fete 2023

3 September 2023 12:00 pm
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Rowans Summer Fete is BACK!

We are delighted to announce the return of our very popular Summer Fete!

Please join us on Sunday, 03 September 2023 between 12:00 – 16:00 hrs at Purbrook Heath on Purbrook Heath Road (across the road from the Hospice) for a guaranteed afternoon of fun and entertainment.

Come along with family and friends and sit back and relax whilst listening to music by the Buskerteers Choir, enjoy a performance by Bessie Curson’s Dance School, or grab an ice cream after taking part in some of the fun activities and browsing the traditional stalls.

Children – and maybe even adults – will get to enjoy traditional Summer Fete entertainment, including a bouncy castle, children’s rides and candyfloss.

Read below to find out more…

Join us for an afternoon of fun!

Entrance to the Summer Fete is FREE, however, donations are welcome and very much appreciated. Every penny will make a difference to those affected by a life-limiting illness.

We are unable to guarantee that stalls will be able to accept card payments, so we advise bringing cash on the day. We will certainly have a lot on offer and are very excited for a fun-filled afternoon.

We will also hold the Grand Draw of our Summer Raffle on the day, where 10 lucky winners will walk away with a fantastic prize. There will be the opportunity to purchase your tickets on the day. Alternatively, you can purchase your tickets on our website here, in one of our 17 Retail shops or at the Hospice reception.

We hope to see you there!

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Summer fete dog show

Dog Show

The Charity is thrilled to confirm the Rowans Dog Show will be making a return this year! Entry is £2.00 per dog for one class and £1.00 for each additional class entered, just sign up before 14:30 hrs on the day. Prizes are kindly supplied by Muttkuts Dog Grooming & Pet Supplies.

Which class will you and your four-legged friend enter?

  • Best Junior Handler (Under 16)
  • Best Veteran dog (7+ years old)
  • Waggiest Tail
  • Best Rescue
  • Perfect Puppy

Good luck to all participating furry friends!

Order of the day

12:00 hrs: Summer Fete opens

12:00 – 16:00 hrs:
Various entertainment throughout the day – please refer to entertainment programme on the day for timings

15:00 hrs: Dog Show

15:45 hrs: Draw of Summer Raffle winners

16:00 hrs: Summer Fete closes

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Public toilets will be available on site.

Parking and Entry

Limited parking is available at Purbook Heath but we would strongly recommend parking locally and walking in, to enable free-flowing traffic in the area and along Purbrook Heath Road with ease.

Entrance to the Summer Fete will be subject to maximum capacity requirements, therefore there may be a short wait for entry should the maximum number of entrants be reached.

Thank You

Supporting Partners

The Rowans Hospice Charity Summer Fete would not be possible without the generous support of the following companies and individuals, so we would like to extend our thanks to…

  • Glanvilles Solicitors for sponsoring the Fete and supporting our Water to Wine stall
  • Muttkuts Dog Grooming and Pet Supplies for supporting the Dog Show
  • Wellington Vale Care Home for supporting the Welly Wanging competition
  • Kenwood for supporting our cake stall and providing fabulous homemade cakes.
  • Zurich for supporting our Teddy Tombola
  • Guardian Security Services and Milestone Infrastructure for supporting the smooth running of the event
  • Our fabulous entertainers
  • Everyone who attends the Summer Fete and offered their support
Terms & Conditions
  • The Fete will open at 12:00noon and close at 16:00 hrs, and we would then ask that all attendees vacate the site so that the event team can commence clear down.
  • The event is open to all ages. Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Rowans Hospice Charity cannot accept liability for any injury you may sustain or any property you may lose or damage during this event.
  • There is no entry cost for this event, although donations are welcome. There is no requirement to purchase tickets or register in advance to attend the Summer Fete.
  • Dogs are allowed; however, they must be kept on a short lead at all times. (No extendable leads are permitted). Please ensure you clean up after them.
  • Please help us to keep the area litter free by using the rubbish bins available.
  • No alcohol is to be brought into the event by attendees; only alcohol that is sold on-site may be consumed during the event. Alcohol will only be sold to those aged 18 years and over and the event will operate a strict challenge 25 policy for the purchase of alcohol.
  • Tickets for the Rowans Summer Raffle will be sold at the event. You must be 16 years or older to enter and claim a prize. Please read the full Raffle Terms and Conditions on our raffle page here.
  • Event organisers will not permit any behaviour which could bring the name of the Charity into dispute. Where an attendee is seen to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour, they will be asked to leave the event. The Summer Fete attracts a family audience and we also wish to respect our local neighbours.

Parking marshals will direct blue badge holders to designated parking spaces.

Toilets are located in the Pavilion, but disabled facilities are limited.

Purbrook Heath itself is accessible, however, please be aware that the Summer Fete is held on the grass and the ground may be uneven and/or muddy in places.

  •  3 September 2023
     12:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Purbrook Heath, Purbrook Heath Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 5RU, United Kingdom

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