What’s on

Lemsford Fete has a strong vintage feel with a mixture of stalls, old fashioned games, mouth-watering food and drink, and entertainment to enjoy.


We are pleased for 2019 to introduce to our line up JivesSwing.com, who are currently the UK’s leading swing dance teachers and performers of authentic dances such as the 1940’s Lindy Hop, 1920’s Charleston, 1950’s Dances, Blues, Electro-Swing and Authentic Jazz touring at least 40 weeks a year, inspiring and wowing people with their high energy performances, wherever they go. They’ve taught and performed in the USA and all over Europe, appeared several times on Radio and BBC, ITV and Channel 4 TV shows, Events; and theatre, alongside BBC’s former Strictly Judge Len Goodman, with Joseph teaching him how to Swing dance, MUSE, Alan Carr, BBC’s Strictly’s Anton and Erin; and performed at the world famous ‘Royal Albert Hall’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZutETo9SEo, ‘Yolanda Be Cool’ music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg9-GMUl89Y and most recently seen on BBC’s Wartime Farm http://youtu.be/NoNuAFcuQxA and hired as 1920s Charleston Experts on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch –http://youtu.be/gWmKKAQcomE.


After the massive success of the previous years’ line ups we are pleased to welcome back the immensely popular local ale beer tent and teddy bear zip wire. For the latter, children are encouraged to bring their own teddy for an exciting ride from the top of St John’s Church tower with a certificate to take away.

We regret to announce that due to last-minute unforeseen circumstances outside our control, the train ride will not feature this year at the fete.


Lemsford Local History Group is offering a graveyard tour for visitors to Lemsford Fete.
They have researched the lives of some of the people buried in the St John’s Churchyard, and will be featuring a brief story of their lives on the graves.
Some of these people are well known, some are Hertfordshire dignitaries, but most are simply local people whose fascinating stories will resonate with readers.
There is also a quiz for people to take part in, with a book token prize for the winner. Anyone wanting further information can see more at www.lemsfordhistorynews.co.uk/LF2019.html
LLHG representatives will be on hand on the day to help with further information. LLHG will also have a display in the School Hall, looking at the history of the churchyard. This will also feature the graves of local people who died in the First World War.

Other stalls and games include but are no means limited to:

  • BBQ – top quality meat & vegan
  • Beer and Pimms Tent. Cask beer kindly sponsored by Crane and Staples.
  • Live music
  • Archery
  • Face painting
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Coconut shy
  • Tombola
  • Crockery Smash
  • Homemade jams & chutney
  • White Elephant

There will also be numerous music and dance performances throughout the day.