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A special newsletter to tell you all about the Spirit of Tenterden Festival coming up this Friday / Saturday / Sunday. What's On, Live Bands playing, Food, Drink & more: Beer Festival / Real Ale festival, 40+ beers & cider, gin bar, wine, street food trucks, food & craft stalls, live music, open mic, recorded music, and dog show >>> more

Spirit of Tenterden Festival

Friday - Saturday - Sunday - 5-7 July 2019
FRI 4-10pm
SAT 10am-10pm
SUN 11am-5pm
Tenterden Recreation Ground >>> more
Spirit of Tenterden Festival
The Spirit of Tenterden Festival is proud to be part of the Tenterden Festival >>> more
Tenterden Festival

Music at "Spirit"

Download music poster >>> here
Friday 5 July
6.30pm Paisley Park; 8pm Men Without Hens
Saturday 6 July
2pm Loose Ends; 4.30pm Earl Grey; 8pm The Powers
OPEN MIC Sunday 7 July
From 11am – budding musicians book your slot or just turn up >>> more
Come and play, show off your skills, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, all genres, pop, classical and in between, you’ll find the street piano in the Gin Bar tent
Music at Spirit
Street Piano at Spirit
Open Mic at Spirit


Beer Festival, 40+ Beers, 20 Ciders from This Ancient Boro, Lager & Gin too, download the beer list, cider list and gin list online: CAMRA discount for card carrying members (Ales and cider only), Wine from the Woolpack/Hush Heath, Gin bar (25 gins & fever-tree tonics) some delicious combinations, Cocktails and Mocktails/soft drinks from Beetle Juice Cocktail Bar, and coffee, biscuits, chocolate bars from Faversham Coffee Co >>> more
Real Ale at Spirit
Gin Bar at Spirit
Drinks at Spirit
Hush Heath Wines at Spirit
The Woolpack Tenterden at Spirit
Real Ciders at Spirit
Beetle Juice Cocktail Bar at Spirit
Mocktails by Beetle Juice at Spirit
Faversham Coffee at Spirit

Street Food

Some fabulous Street food including Khao’s Thai/Lao Food (last in Tenterden for the Folk Festival) Morettos Italian BBQ (local owner Gerry Avena has built up a great following with his street truck in Tenterden High Street on Friday and Saturday evenings), The Tipsy Texan Smoke Truck with pulled pork, brisket/ribs courtesy of owner Tom Hammond (recognise the surname? He's our very own Rev Lindsay Hammond's son!), HQ Jerk (Jamaican street food and their very own delicious jerk marinade for sale), and the Beautiful Earth Foods street truck with their amazing vegan food, WOW! >>> more
Tipsy Texan Smoke Truck at Spirit
Morettos Italian BBQ at Spirit
Khaos Thai Food at Spirit
Beautiful Earth Vegan food at Spirit

Food stalls

Fabulous cakes, ice cream, homemade jams & chutney, farm produce, cream teas, local fruit, sweets galore >>> more

Rocky Road Ellesbelles Bakehouse at Spirit
Bessborough Farm at Spirit
Ice Cream at Spirit
Kitchen of the Old Dragon at Spirit
Ellesbelles Bakehouse at Spirit


Vinyl records, handmade candles, stained glass, beautiful cushion covers, natural/exquisite pieces of wood, handcrafted jewellery, fantasy steel art, flowers, pet accessories, pet food, community stalls, wedding/prom/baby wraps >>> more
Liza Townsend Stained Glass at Spirit
Caitlin Tisha Jewellery at Spirit
The Spirit of Tenterden Festival Jenni Rogers Jewellery
The Silvermine at Spirit
Garden Room at Golden Square at Spirit
Butternut Box at Spirit
The Cosy Spaniel at Spirit
Wattiewicks Candles at Spirit
Pure Connection Pets at Spirit
RAFFLE: the prize is a unique sculpture of you or a loved one at the Festival. This is a great opportunity to have your face immortalised in steel by sculptor, Steve Ritchie, Fantasy Steel Artworks, one of the stallholders at the Spirit of Tenterden Festival this weekend
Fantasy Steel Artworks at Spirit
Electric Palace Records at Spirit
Crafts by Karen at Spirit
St Michaels Village Community Group at Spirit
Tenterden Big Wrap at Spirit
Tenterden Rotary Club
Tenterden Museum
Roger Hills Woodturning

Spirit of Tenterden Dog Show

Sunday 7 July Tenterden Recreation Ground, book in on Sunday from 11am, judging commences 12 noon £2 per dog per class, all the regular classes including best puppy, best condition, waggiest tail, child handler, fancy dress and many more >>> more
Spirit of Tenterden Dog Show

Spirit of Tenterden Sponsors

A message from one of our sponsors "Dandara is delighted to sponsor the ‘Spirit of Tenterden’ Festival, which will take place just a stone’s throw from Dandara’s award-winning Church View development, located off Recreation Ground Road.  With a new phase launching this Summer 2019, Church View is a beautiful collection of apartments and character houses and remains one of the most sought-after developments in the area. To find out more about what Church View has to offer, call 01580 854076, visit or drop into the Church View Marketing Suite, which is open seven days a week, from 10am to 5pm" 
Dandara Church View
Thank you to the Sponsors and Supporters of the Spirit of Tenterden Festival 5-7 July, without you this Festival would not be happening, it's a fabulous community effort: Tenterden Town Council, WillCreate, Everything Outside, Old Dairy Brewery, Dandara Homes (Church View), Ashford Borough Councillors for Tenterden & St Michaels members grant (Paul Clokie, Callum Knowles, John Link), Kent County Councillor for Tenterden Mike Hill (members grant), Gibbons Mannington & Phipps, Hobbs Parker, Hand Made Rugs Tenterden, Nelson McClean, My Tenterden >>> more
Gibbons Mannington & Phipps
Old Dairy Brewery
Hobbs Parker
Tenterden Town Council

Business & Community News

Snippets & info
  • Hopes Grove Nurseries Plant Sale 5-7 July, Friday & Saturday 8.30am-5pm and Sunday 8.30am-4pm, Quality plants grown on the nursery at unbeatable prices. Easy to find on the Smallhythe Road (1/3 mile from Tenterden Tesco, opposite Tenterden Cricket Ground) Over 250,000 plants to choose from, plants at their best >>> more
  • Tributes in the Park, St Michaels Recreation Ground, Saturday 13 July from 12 noon >>> more
  • New veggie/vegan menu at La Cantina Italian Restaurant, 25 High Street, Tenterden
  • Smallhythe Foundation Trust Grants for Further Education - applications are now open for 2019. "If you are going to University or College this Autumn, are a resident of Tenterden and under the age of 25, we may be able to help you with a small grant to assist with academic expenses">>> more


More events in Tenterden listed here 

Cream Tea

Ebony Church
Sat 6 Jul
Ebony Church Strawberry Cream Tea

Live Music

Tenterden Club
Sat 6 Jul
Live Music Tenterden Club

Love Reading

Tenterden Library
Sat 6 Jul
Love Reading Tenterden Library

Cafe Scientifique

Tenterden Stn Buffet
Mon 8 Jul
Cafe Scientifique

Summer Bingo

St Michaels Hall
Sat 6 Jul
Summer Bigno St Michaels Village Hall

Roller Disco

Leisure Centre
Sat 6 Jul
Roller Disco Tenterden Leisure Centre
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