Lindfield Village Day
Saturday 4th June 2022
ABOUT THE DAY
The Lindfield Village Day is back to it's normal running and this year it will be on Saturday 4th June 2022 with special plans to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee weekend, so we are looking forward to seeing you all then.
As part of the royal celebrations, Lindfield Village Day will begin with a walking parade (there will not be a procession down the High Street this year), playing of the national anthem, and the tradition of the Firing of the Anvil to officially open the community event.
As well as over 100 stalls on Lindfield Common, the Children’s Dog Show and a tasty Food & Drink Quarter, this year’s event features a collaboration with Lindfield Arts Festival (LAF). There will be an art exhibition in King Edward Hall. The LAF Stage will be set up on the Common and will see music and dance performances throughout the afternoon. In addition, the LAF team will be running ‘The Reading Room’, a space dedicated to books and celebrating local authors.
Lindfield Village Day is organised by a committed team of brilliant volunteers, as one of the key fundraising activities for Lindfield’s King Edward Hall.
To keep up to date with all the latest information, please join the King Edward Hall Facebook Page
Walking Parade & Main Arena
As part of the royal celebrations, Lindfield Village Day will begin with a walking parade which we hope will include all ages and stages dressed up in the theme of The Queen’s reign – open to creative interpretation! This parade (which won’t include vehicles or large animals), and will start from the top of the common – starting to gather at 12noon.
The Main Arena is at the top of the Common, with bunting around it.
12.15pm Walking Parade
Assemble at 12noon, near Bowling Green. Whole parade moves down and around Common, finishing in the Arena for judging
1pm Firing of the Anvil
A traditional start to Village Day
(Warning: loud bangs - take care of dogs)
2pm Children’s Dog Show
Show off your pet pooch
(Registration from 12.30pm)
4pm The National Anthem rendition
Featuring the ‘scratch’ wind band of Lindfield, accompanying Elin Manahan-Thomas
4.15pm Grand Raffle Draw
Do you play a wind instrument?
Join our band to play the National Anthem…
As a part of this year’s Jubilee celebrations we would love to gather as many Lindfielders as possible to join forces for a ‘scratch’ rendition of The National Anthem, performed at 4pm on Sat 4th June, with the singing led by the world-acclaimed Elin Manahan-Thomas.
Whether you are young or old, expert or beginner, please do come and be a part of a truly authentic expression of village unity and national celebration!
The band will be co-ordinated by Chris Steynor, music director at All Saints Lindfield – who will also supply music to download.
To find out more, and to take part go to: www.allsaintslindfield.org/music
Children’s Dog Show
Taking place in the arena on the Common, this popular dog show is a great way of children showing off their hounds!
- 2-3pm (register from 12.30pm on the Common, at the Dog Show stall)
- Under 12s only
- £1.50 per entry
- Max three entries
- Friendliest Dog
- Best Junior Handler
- Pet the judge would most like to take home
- Best in Show
Thanks to Oscar Pet Foods for sponsoring the dog show, and also Katie Russell Veterinary Physiotherapy for buying the winners rosettes. All proceeds go to the King Edward Hall (registered charity).
Thank you to Arabella Beresford-Mitchell (Toe Beans Pet Care) for judging this year’s event.
The Grand Raffle
Tickets are just £1 each and we have dozens of prizes to give away when the winning tickets are drawn at 4.15pm on the day.
Get your tickets from the KEH Information Stall.
Top prizes include:
A pair of handcrafted earrings by RTFJ bespoke jewellery (as seen on BBC TV!) based in Wivelsfield Green.
One month unlimited VIP membership at Potential Personal Training in Lindfield.
There are also dozens of other prizes, all generously donated by other local individuals and businesses – make sure you get your ticket on the day!
We have thousands of local (and not so local) people come and visit our Village Day which makes it so special. Here's some of the recent messages we have received.
The Parish Council wishes to express its thanks to the Village Day Organising Committee for the success of this year’s event. Councillors were extremely pleased to see the event was both well run and attended especially given the challenging time in which the event was organised. It was noted that the day after the event the Common was clear of any rubbish and this was due to the hard work of all those involved.
Thanks very much for having me at the weekend. Couldn't believe how big it was (glad I wasn't the one organising ) lol!! Please invite me back next year, so lovely to get out and trade in a different area. Picked up some lovely customers, so hopefully be a great contact in the future.
I wanted to write and send my thanks to the team for organising such a brilliant event on Saturday. It was great to see such a strong turnout from the community. I know just how much effort and hard work goes on behind the scenes in organising events such as village day, so a huge thank you for all that you did to make it happen.
Just to say how much my team enjoyed the event last Saturday. The organisation was excellent, the friendliness of the public was great and the help given by the group from All Saints church was fantastic and quite made our day. We were lucky to be pitched next to them. We hope to return just making sure that the dogs on duty do not mind loud bangs!
Just wanted to say a massive thank you and well done for today - we had a fab village day and realise how much work it must have take for you to run such a huge event - so thank you. We had a very successful day for the PTA and school so yay!
Another fantastic Lindfield Fun Day! Really good, its gets better & better every year! Well done to you & your amazing team!
Just to say thank you to you and all the village day team for all your hard work. You did another fantastic job. The weather was perfect as well! Looking forward to 2020!!
WANT TO HELP ON VILLAGE DAY?
Lindfield Village Day is completely manned by volunteers - thanks to all who made this years event happen. If you would like to join the growing band of helpers we would love to hear from you.