The Spirit of Tenterden Festival
Tenterden Recreation Ground, 5-7 July 2024


  Spirit of Tenterden
5-7 jULY 2024 
Friday, 3pm-10pm
Saturday, 10am-10pm
Sunday, 11am-5pm

The Spirit of Tenterden Festival is a not for profit community group (community interest company), run by the community for the community

The Spirit of Tenterden Festival Unveils the 2024 Online Programme!

Read the Spirit of Tenterden Festival online programme. This year's festival from 5th July to 7th July is gearing up to be a fantastic celebration of food, live music, artisan stalls, entertainment and community spirit, catering to a wide range of tastes and interests, and promising to captivate audiences of all ages including a host of family-friendly activities.

Click on the image or click on the link underneath image to view the online programme. Find out more on our Event page on the website

Sponsors and supporters- Spirit of Tenterden Festival 2024

Sponsors and Supporters - Spirit of Tenterden Festival 2024

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters. We simply couldn’t stage the festival without you! This year we have a record 29 companies and organisations on board. As well as their financial and practical support for Spirit, they of course offer their services and products to our local community too. Click on each logo on our  sponsors page to be taken through to their own website and/or scroll down on the sponsor page to the A-Z section for a description of who they are and what they do.

Sponsored Dog Walk - Spirit of Tenterden Festival 2024

Sponsored Dog Walk

Saturday 22nd June 2024, 10am leaving from This Ancient Boro, East Cross, Tenterden. A fundraising event for the Spirit of Tenterden Festival. Download the sponsorship form here Choose either the 1.5 mile town route or the 3 mile route which takes you along the railway line and back across the fields around Tenterden. £10 Entry or Minimum Sponsorship fee. Sponsorship forms can be collected from This Ancient Boro, East Cross, Tenterden. Please hand in your forms on the day.

Thank you Tenterden Lions Club - Spirit of Tenterden Festival 2024

Big Thanks to Tenterden Lions Club!

Once again, Tenterden Lions Club has shown their incredible support for the Spirit of Tenterden Festival with a generous donation of £500. Their unwavering commitment helps makes our festival possible! Captured in the photo sharing smiles and gratitude, members of the Spirit committee (Justin Nelson, Tara Willington-Mace, Verne Sanderson, and Sue Ferguson), along with Tenterden Lions members Anthony Groves, Robin Draper, Jayne French (PR, Marketing and Media) and President Mike Caridia. We extend our deepest gratitude to Tenterden Lions Club and all our generous contributors. Your support is what makes our festival shine!

Sponsor us - Spirit of Tenterden Festival 2024

Shout out to all of our Sponsors 2024

Another shout out to all of our sponsors this year. We are thrilled to now have 20 on board! Welcome and thank you to our latest additions Rush Witt & Wilson, Tenterden & District Chamber of Commerce, Tenterden Lions Club and the Old Dairy Taproom. The Old Dairy Taproom will be sponsoring and adding their magic to the main stage. Click on each logo on our website sponsor page to find out more about them >>> here If you are not already involved and would like to receive a copy of our sponsorship package flyer, please email

Sponsor us - Spirit of Tenterden Festival 2024

Spirit of Tenterden Festival Sponsorship Package 2024

If you would like to sponsor the festival please ask Mary Brasington to send you a copy of our sponsorship package flyer - please email Mary here:

Thank you sponsors Spirit of Tenterden Festival 2024

Spirit of Tenterden Festival Sponsors 2024

We are delighted to announce our first 16 sponsors on board for Spirit 2024. What fantastic community support! A HUGE thank you from all of us, we couldn’t do the event without you. Click on each logo on our website sponsor page to find out more about them.

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Spirit of Tenterden Festival 5-7 July 2024

2024 - stallholders please apply >>> here

Priority will be given to previous stallholders

Fundraising for Spirit of Tenterden Festival

Wednesday 7 June 2023

Our last Spirit of Tenterden fundraising event before the festival was an absolute success! Huge thanks to Sarah at This Ancient Boro for hosting a Racenight on Wednesday. Together, we managed to raise an incredible £761.75! Thanks to Bill, Sue, Justin, and Verne for their race admin skills - selling race tickets and paying out the winning races. Thanks to Jez for being such a great compere, and thanks to everyone for coming along. We are really grateful for the generosity that continues to make the Spirit of Tenterden festival possible. This year's festival will be the best one yet! Spirit of Tenterden Festival 30 June - 2 July 2023 - Tenterden Recreation Ground

Fundraising for Spirit of Tenterden Festival

Friday 19 May 2023

We would like to say thank you to Tesco Tenterden for their support and generosity towards the Spirit of Tenterden Festival. On Friday, May 19, we stationed ourselves outside the store, distributing countless festival fliers and proudly displaying our collection buckets as well. Tesco Tenterden also made an exceptionally generous donation of £500 towards the festival. This incredible contribution came from the proceeds of Tesco Community Champion Jan West's book stall. A big thank you goes out to Jan for her support! And a big thank you to everyone who helped at the collection, and thanks to Tara for organising the day.

Volunteers wanted for Spirit of Tenterden Festival


We want you!!!  Volunteers - Helpers - Stewards - wanted to help before, during and after the festival. All kinds of jobs - do what you want/like to do for the days/hours you want! Help needed for set up before the festival too on Wed 28 June (marking out pitches) and Thurs 29 June (artistic displays/bunting/entrance truss/stage displays). Some people will be happy carrying things around, others will be happier with a clip board marking off jobs, others will love to get involved with the artistic displays. If you can help please contact to join our friendly group of helpers or fill in our online form >>> here !

Press release Spirit of Tenterden Festival


‘Spirit of Tenterden’, the Wealden town’s very own family festival, will be staged on the Recreation Ground from Friday, 30 June to Sunday, 2 July 2023 – and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Weeks before the free-to-enter event, which is run entirely by local people and attracted more than 5,000 visitors last year, more than 50 stallholders and exhibitors are already queuing up to take part, offering a wide variety of treats for all the family. Read more >>> HERE

Spirit of Tenterden team - Spirit of Tenterden Festival


The Spirit of Tenterden Festival team: left to right around the table. Pat Sweeney (music/stage), Sarah Cleaton (bar/dog show), Bena Johnston, Mary Brasington (fundraising/sponsorship), Justin Nelson (admin/grants/finance), Verne Sanderson (logistics/volunteers), Sue Ferguson (website/social media/stalls) , Barry Mell, Richard Harvey (press/PR), and Liza Townsend (creative displays on site). Not in the photo Tara Willington-Mace (local business co-ordinator) and Lindsay Hammond

Tenterden Lions Club grant to Spirit of Tenterden Festival


Tenterden Lions Club presented a cheque for £500 in support of Spirit of Tenterden 2023. The picture shows Spirit's organising committee, with (second right) Lions chairman Anthony Groves and (left) Lions committee member Robin Draper. 

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Environmental and Sustainability policy Spirit of Tenterden Festival


Read our Environmental and Sustainability policy >>> here

- Aims and Intentions
- Waste
- Energy
- Short term single use items (generally plastic based)
- Other Areas of operations and activity - Drinking water availability; Catering seasonally, sustainably and local; Event infra-structure 

Spirit of Tenterden Festival

Support the Spirit of Tenterden Festival when you play the Ashford Community Lottery ... help the Spirit team raise funds to put on the community music, food, drink festival in Tenterden on 1-3 July 2022 . If you buy a lottery ticket direct from the Spirit of Tenterden lottery webpage you will be supporting us. 50% of all tickets sold from our page go to us! Tickets only cost £1/week. Prizes up to £25,000. First draw Saturday 19 March 2022 and weekly after that. Supporters must be 16 years of age or older. An Ashford Borough Council initiative

Fundraising event - Thai Night

TASTY! THAI DINNER RAISES £1,500 FOR ‘SPIRIT REVIVAL’ Supporters of ‘Spirit Revival’, Tenterden’s family, music, food and drinks festival scheduled for Friday-to-Sunday, 1-3 July, 2022, raised almost £1,500 at a Thai food evening, held at This Ancient Boro on Wednesday (3 November). The event was so popular that the meal was served in two separate sittings, which attracted more than 70 diners. Spirit Revival organising committee chairman Justin Nelson said it was “a fabulously successful evening” and particularly praised Bena Johnston and her team, who prepared and served the dinner, and Ancient Boro licensees Ray Pratt and Sarah Cleaton for hosting the evening.

Spirit of Tenterden 2021

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Spirit of Tenterden 2021

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music stage

Spirit of Tenterden 2021

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festival beer tent