Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre 2019

Saturday 22 June 2019

12pm – 5pm

Not long now until the big day!
We hope you’ve been digging out your bric-a-brac, brushing up your dog handling skills – or are just looking forward to chilling out!

This will be the 45th annual Fayre and as one of Brockley’s biggest and best community events it contributes hugely to the unique character of our area. Attendance on the day is regularly over 5000, and for many it is a real highlight of the summer.

As always we will have a wide range of arts, crafts, community, bric-a-brac and food-related stalls as well as delicious hot and cold foods, refreshing ales, singing and dancing, charity displays, competitions, a birds-of-prey display, fun fair, and a hands-on animal farm.

And last but not least our fabulous raffle! Don’t forget to buy plenty of tickets on the day, to fund the Fayre itself and be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize. Thanks to our unbelievably generous local businesses, this year’s prizes are worth over a thousand pounds! It’s thanks to these prizes, and the businesses advertising in our programme that we are able to carry on running the Fayre. We are extremely grateful for their continued support.

Below you can find more details about taking a stall, entering a competition, volunteering, and at the full line-up of Main Arena acts. You can also browse a PDF of this year’s full programme by clicking the programme cover above.



Application forms for General (non-catering) stall are still available, as PDF and Word documents. These are for bric-a-brac, smaller businesses and charities; please ensure you read the accompanying Information Sheet. You can either send or email your application, but it must be received and paid for no later than Thursday 20th June.

Please note that applications for Catering Stalls, Programme Adverts, Fayre Sponsorship and Raffle Prizes have now closed for this year. The Information sheet for Catering Stalls can be accessed here.


There are 3 great competitions at the Fayre this year; something for everyone! Just bring your entry to the competitions table in the main marquee on the day of the Fayre and you could win a fantastic prize. Entries will de displayed throughout the afternoon, with judging at about 4.15pm.  Please remember to put your name, age and telephone number on the back/base of your entry. Free ice cream voucher for every entry!

Cake Decorating. Theme: ‘Bug Life’. Categories: 7 years and under / 8-12 / 13-18 years

Upcycling Art (any medium, 2D or 3D). Theme: ‘Your Favourite Minibeast’ Create some art of your favourite minibeast from the contents of your recycling bin. Categories: 7 years and under / 8-12 / 13-18 years

Vegetable modelling. Any theme. Categories: 7 years and under / 8-12 / 13-18 years



Our regular team of organisers has been busy setting everything up, but we still need more helpers on the day itself.

It’s a great way to meet neighbours, give something back to the community, and get a real sense of satisfaction. There are a wide range of roles which means there’s something for everyone. You don’t need to help out for the whole day; most roles are split into shifts of just a couple of hours – so you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy the many attractions of the Fayre itself.

Whether you have enjoyed the event in the past or are new to the area, please consider giving up a few hours of your time on to help make the event a success.

Before the event, we need help distributing our programmes as widely as possible.

On the day itself, teams take charge of specific aspects of the organisation, each with a Team Captain. 

  • Marquee and tent set-up
  • Hazard Tapes/Bunting/Signs/ Flags set-up
  • Stewards (stalls / traffic flow)
  • Litter management
  • Children’s competitions
  • Arena events
  • Raffle ticket sales
  • Brockley Society tent
  • Tea and Cake stall
  • Barbecue stall
  • Event strike down (tents/gazebos)

Below is a summary of the roles, showing how many volunteers we need for each team, and the time commitment (you can also view and download it as a PDF here).

Most roles only require a couple of hours of your time; the more the merrier, and the smoother the event will run. It’s a great way to meet locals, and help our diverse and wonderful Brockley community thrive.

To register your interest in helping out or to find out more drop us a line at:

We hope to hear from you soon!

Main Arena Events

Gallery of photos from the 2016 Fayre

(Courtesy of George Harris)