Summer Fete Planning Meeting – Volunteers welcome! @ The Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street.
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hollingbourne’s next Annual Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show will be  held on Saturday 8th June 2019 on the Lance Memorial Playing Field. All are welcome to attend this meeting for the 2019 event.

Hollingbourne Parish Council is keen to widen the support for the Fete which has raised thousands of pounds for local causes over the years. Unfortunately the organisation of the Fete has become the responsibility of fewer and fewer people and the Parish Council is keen to widen the membership of the Fete Committee so that it is more inclusive of the Hollingbourne as a whole. All local organisations are invited to attend.

For information about Stall bookings please contact the Parish Clerk at or Tel 880526

Volunteers are wanted to help with the car parking in aid of the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust. Please contact Ben Williams

Please see below for some pictures of previous Fetes.

The Hollingbourne Pantomime Group at a Caribbean themed Fete.
The Exemption Dog Show at the 2011 Fete.
Members of the Hollingbourne Pantomime Group at the 2014 Fete.
A classic MGTF from the 1950’s at the 2012 Village Fete.
The cartoon themed Royal British Stall at the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete and Exemption Dog Show.
The judging of the “best looking boy” class in the Exemption dog show at the 2017 Fete.
Alan Williams from Upper Street with two members of the WI who were celebrating the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote for the first time at the 2018 Fete.







Women’s Institute Quiz Night – All welcome @ Village Hall
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

A quiz night in the village hall to which all are welcome to attend.

Tickets are £8 from Val Williams Tel 880433 or from Tel 880362 or 734370.

The Hollingbourne WI website is

Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society Spring Show @ Village Hall
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

All are welcome to attend and enter this show with classes for flowers, bulbs, floral art, home economics, crafts, and children. All are welcome.


Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne

Garden Society

Spring Show


 30th March 2.00 pm

Hollingbourne Village Hall ME17 1TR


Spring flowers, baking, preserves, craft

and Children Classes


Schedules from Jean Talboys

Email:  phone: 01622 880349

Entry forms by 28th March to

  Pat Bristow 880457Email:

or Christopher’s shop


All welcome, Light Refreshments

The website of the Society is at



Egg Rolling on Hollingbourne Downs @ Hollingbourne Downs
Apr 2 @ 9:15 am – 11:00 am

The annual egg rolling competition for pupils of Hollingbourne County Primary School. This event which uses hard boiled eggs that are decorated by the pupils is a local tradition.

Please see the School website at for further information or Tel 880270.

Pictured below is a previous year’s Egg Rolling Race on the Downs.

A selection of views of Hollingbourne.[15]




The Hucking Bluebell Walk. @ Hucking Estate of the Woodland Trust
Apr 8 – May 19 all-day

A special Bluebell walk on the Hucking Estate of the Woodland Trust which can be reached by driving up Hollingbourne Hill and then turning left and then left again at the signpost to Hucking and St. Margaret’s Church. The free public car park is on the left just before the church. All are welcome and there is no charge.

The Trail can be reached by leaving the car park and entering the wood. The nearby Hook and Hatchet Public House in Church Road can easily be reached for food and drink. Dogs are welcome.

Pictured below are some of the Bluebells photographed in April 2016.

A selection of views of Hollingbourne.[6]

More information is at


April Men’s Breakfast @ The Dirty Habit PH in Upper Street.
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

A breakfast with a guest speaker. All men are welcome. For further details please Tel. 880244. The price for a full English breakfast with coffee or tea is £8.

You are invited to our:-



Come and join us –

bring a big appetite!

There will be a speaker

10.00 finish


RSVP to Jim Findlay  :Tel. 880244

The Dirty Habit PH in Upper Street, Hollingbourne.
Point to Point Horse Racing @ Charing Hill Racecourse.
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A traditional Easter Saturday event for all the family along the A20 at the bottom of Charing Hill. Attractions include a children’s fun fair, market stalls, refreshment tents, and racing with the chance of a flutter with the course bookmakers. Hollingbourne once had a point to point course which was located in the field between the Cardwell Pavilion and the Pilgrim’s Way.

Pony races start at 12.45 and horse races begin at 2pm. Admission £20 per car on the course or £30 per car on the hill with view of the course. Pedestrians are £5 and children are free. Single occupant cars are entitled to a £10 discount. More information is at

Pictured below is a race at Charing.


Pilgrim’s Way Artists 2019 Annual Exhibition @ Lenham Tythe Barn in the centre of Lenham
May 17 @ 10:00 am – May 27 @ 6:00 pm

An exhibition of work by 30+ local artists including potters and sculptors. Over 400 items on display with demonstrations and workshops – admission free.

This is the twenty second annual exhibition and more details appear below:-

Pilgrims Way Art Show

 The Tithe Barn,

Off Village Square,



ME17 2QD

For more information about the Pilgrims Way Artists, please go to

Pictured below is the Tythe Barn in Lenham just off the Square and close to St. Mary’s churchyard.




Annual Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show @ Cardwell Pavilion
Jun 8 @ 12:45 pm – 5:30 pm

The Annual Village Fete with stalls and entertainments for everyone. The entire day is supported by Hollingbourne Parish Council and other local organisations.

More information to follow.

Stalls can be booked via the Parish Clerk on Tel 880526 (Mobile 07856 180003)or via e-mail at


Some pictures of previous Fetes appear below.

The cartoon themed Royal British Stall at the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete and Exemption Dog Show.
The maypole dancers from Hollingbourne County Primary School with Headteacher Ralph Baldock on the right.
The judging of the “best looking boy” class in the Exemption dog show at the 2017 Fete.
A Ford Mustang was one of the classic cars on display together with the owner from the Pilgrim’s Way.
The hoola hooping display by pupils at Hollingbourne County Primary School organised by Sarah Nurden.
The dance display by New Direction Performing Arts at the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete.
The dancers from Templeuve leading the crowd in Zumba dancing at the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete.
Two of the teams squaring up for the Tug O War Competition which ended the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete at 5.30pm.


Leeds Castle Triathlon @ Leeds Castle
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day

A two day triathlon event.  Please Read More for further information. A Junior Aquathlon is arranged for the 29th June.

For further information please go to or Tel 01622-767865.

Pictured below is Leeds Castle.