We're supporting a number of village fetes in May and June - check our Diary page for details.

The 2018 Lions' Swanmore fete is coming soon!

Swanmore village fete is a good, old-fashioned, traditional village fete, where you can expect lots of fun and entertainment! 

Gates open at 12.30pm on Saturday 14th July. There’ll be live music from Contraband, Soberton Strummers and Swanmore College of Technology Jazz Band, as well as the Birnie Boozle Band to help you relax in the food and bar enclosure.

Once again we’ll have the classic cars and bikes on display, plus, we’ll have over 40 stalls, coconut shy, beat-the-goalie, games and rides and oodles of yummy things to eat and drink. 

The classic motorbikes congregate in Swanmore mid-morning for their Meon Valley rally run before returning to be displayed at the Recreation Ground. Here they will be judged in four class categories, with the winners presented in the main arena.

Entry is Still only £1.50 (no increase for nine years!)

Timings: 12.30pm – Fete opens; 4.30pm – Fete closes

Venue: New Road Recreation Ground, Swanmore, Hampshire. Link to MAP

Information for people interested in taking a stall, showing a classic car or taking part in the classic bike rally:

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Classic Cars

If you are interested in showing your classic car at the Lions' Swanmore Fete, please email: fetecars@meonvalleylionsclub.org.uk or call Steve on 02392 599640

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Classic Bike Rally

If you are interested in the "Meon Valley Run"  classic motorbike rally, followed by a display on the fete ground, please email: fetebikes@meonvalleylionsclub.org.uk or call Pete on 01489 895300

Swanmore Fete 2015 BPP-7874Stallholders

If you are interested in taking a stall at Swanmore fete, the rates are very reasonable - especially for charities. Please email: swanmore.fete@gmail.com or cal John on 01489 877366

More details will be posted here as we finalise this year's programme - but put the date in your diary now!

Thanks to everyone for 2017!

Our sponsors... 

David Wilson Homes (sponsored BBQ), Harris Bathrooms (sponsored Tea Tent) and Swanmore Parish Council helped offset the cost of staging the event this year, allowing us to channel more of the monies raised into charitable causes.

STOP PRESS: The 2018 Lions' Swanmore fete will take place on Saturday 14th July 2018.

122 days until Lions' Swanmore Fete 2018!

Thanks to all who contributed: As always, every penny you donate via Meon Valley Lions Club goes direct to help those in need. We do not take any administration fees from your contributions.

sponsorsDoug and Ian

In addition, thanks to all the prize donors for our Grand Raffle; Bishops Estate Agents, hotelcamelia.com, Saje UPVC, All Time Grates, Peggy Abbott Hair Designs, The Crown Inn, Meon Valley Marriott Hotel, Upfields, boxxfresh, Swanmore butchers, Mole Country Stores, Bowman Ales, Central Stores, Hylands, Budgens and Heming Stores. The prize list ensured a very successful raffle for our charities.

A great day in the sun at Swanmore!

2017 was a well-supported Fete - there was live music from Soberton Strummers and Swanmore College of Technology Jazz Band, as well as contemporary dancing from Roynon School of Dance and a join-in Boot-camp session from the Marriott fitness team. 

It was great to have so many classic cars (60) and bikes on display, plus so many (40) stalls and attractions.

The Heli-Quads drone flying demonstration was a huge success and seem to have kids and parents engaged all afternoon with their aerobatics linked to VR headsets.

Although we are still reconciling our accounts, it looks like we will clear well in excess of £6,000 for our charity account as a result of all the day’s activities, which is a great result. We’ve had some very positive feedback already and would like to record our thanks to the dozens of volunteers who became Lions for a day, to help us out. Put the date in your diary for next year – Saturday July 14th 2018.

Below are some pictures of many of the fun things that went on.

All photos courtesy of Roger Kevern

King, Queen, Prince and Princess King, Quenn, prince and Princess

Main pic: The Fete King - William Smith; Queen - Chloe Pritchard; Princess - Faye Howe; Prince - Nolan Polk

Fun things

drones Bikes Ian and Lion

BBQ Horse and carriage Lamar and Sue IMG 9937


College Jazz band  Bass Strummers

Above (left to right): Swanmore College Jazz band and Soberton Strummers 

Dance and stuff:

Roynon Boxercise Canine partners

Above (left to right): Roynon school of Dance, Boot-camp display courtesy of the Meon Valley Marriott Hotel, and Canine Partners

Interested in a stall next year? Contact: swanmore.fete@gmail.com

Classic cars and bikes - want to take part?

If you want to enter your classic car for the fete next year please contact: Lion Steve Newton by email (click to open) or call 02392 599 640 

If you want to enter your classic bike for the Meon Rally Run next year please contact Lion Pete Meadows by email or call 01489 895300

Classic Motorbike winners:

 Bike winner 1 Bike winner 2 

Winners:Mike Webster (above left) ; Bernard Kuropka (above right)

 Bike winner 3 Bike winner 4

Winners: David Sarginson (above left); Mike Lymm (above left)

Classic Cars:

 Winning car  Winner car 4

Best mini Runner-up car

Best in Show Winner - Sponsored by SilverlakeArthur and Tracy Woods - 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air 4-door sedan

Runner-up – Sponsored by SilverlakeJohn Pike - 1934 Austin 12

Best Mini in Show – Sponsored by Chase Cars, - Steve McLean - Mini Cooper Sport 2000 (‘Italian Job’)

Highly Commended – Sponsored by Silverlake, Jason Rule - 1961 Mercedes 190SL

Trophies presented by Allen Prebble MD of Silverlake Automotive Recycling, Paul Mason of Chase Cars and Lions President Dick Cowles

Other fab cars

VW camper  Car parade 

Classic car E type Jag

and some more photos from previous fetes:

HMS Greenery  Children in the Carnival  A classic car at the fete  The spectacular Flying Tigers 

     HMS Greenery Schoolchildren in the Carnival A Classic Car The spectacular Flying Tigers

Check out these videos taken at the Carnival and Fete 2017 - 2014: