Organising a village Fete. So, you have a committee, a long list of potential stallholders, an army of volunteers, and all the necessary documentation organized. What else can help your summer fete stand out from the crowd?

Choose the Date Wisely:

Long term forecasts are notoriously inaccurate, but a strong chance of fine, dry weather will make the day of the summer fete much more enjoyable, than if everyone is huddled, shivering under a crowded marquee, during a torrential downpour of rain. In fact, as Britain’s weather is so unpredictable, having the summer fete in a place where there is a hall as well as an outside area makes sense.

Hire a Bouncy Castle:

Nothing is more likely to attract random passers-by to your fete than the presence of a large, brightly-coloured castle-ideally positioned so that any nearby children cannot fail to miss it. They will ask their parents repeatedly for a go on it. This will increase the footfall of your fete as they need to be as busy as possible to create a lively atmosphere, and to generate large profits.

Tombolas

All good summer fetes should have at least one tombola offering small prizes such as bars of chocolate, which the participant stands a good chance of winning. Tombola’s where the prizes have taped raffle tickets with three-digit numbers ending in a ‘0’ or a ‘5’ are traditional and perennially popular with all ages.

Invite a local VIP

Inviting a local celebrity or member of the gentry to draw the raffle, or announce the winner of a talent show, will lend your fete a certain pizzazz.

An Unusual Attraction

Something out of the ordinary, heavily advertised beforehand, will make your fete swing. Perhaps a bird of prey handler, where people can pay to hold and stroke an owl, or a collection of vintage steam engines or cars? Maybe a sheep-dog trial or a local dance troupe?

Portable Toilets

Portable toilets are ideal for summer fetes as they are flexible, hygienic and convenient. Why not contact us here at Midland Toilet Hire for our expert advice and assistance? We are an established and highly-regarded company that excels in providing temporary sanitary solutions for all kinds of events. With competitive prices and an extensive range of portable toilets and hand-washing facilities, we guarantee to ensure your fete runs as smoothly as possible.