Shevington Fete

The biggest event in the village’s calendar!

Shevington & District Community Fete takes place every summer – it has been running since 2011, and is a reincarnation of the famous Shevington Carnival of days gone by.

The fete committee work throughout the year to raise funds and organise activities including:

  • children’s rides
  • children’s entertainment
  • stalls throughout the village centre
  • community information
  • sports and races
  • food and drink stalls
  • live entertainment

The fete takes place on the recreation ground (Church Lane/Gathurst Lane) and in the surrounding buildings – Shevington Methodist Church, St Annes Parish Rooms and Shevington Youth & Community Centre.

Postcode: WN6 8HA

Keep up to date with regular posts at www.facebook.com/shevingtonfete and www.twitter.com/ShevCommunity

Stallholder information

Would you like to host a stall at the next Shevington Fete? Stalls cost from £10. This is a reduced rate for charities and not-for-profits.

NB: all stallholders must have valid public liability insurance at the time of the fete, and send proof to shevingtonfete@outlook.com

Become a volunteer

The fete is organised by volunteers and we are always looking for more people to join the team! We need people who can:

  • help to spread the word about the fete on social media/by leafleting etc
  • organise stall bookings
  • liaise with the community
  • help collect resources on the lead-up to the big day
  • put up signage and bunting around the village
  • help stallholders to unload/load their cars
  • marshal on the car parks
  • Meet and greet visitors and help them find their way around the site
  • make tea/coffee and snacks in the kitchens
  • lift chairs, tables etc
  • litter pick towards the end of the day

To volunteer, please email: shevingtonfete@outlook.com

Shevington events from bygone days

Photos: John Leatherbarrow

Wigan Mayor George MacDonald, with Shevington Carnival Queen Angela Hart (aged 17), and Carnival Princess Wendy Parkinson (aged 9) at the very first Shevington Carnival on Sat June 28th 1975
Wigan Mayor George MacDonald, with Shevington Carnival Queen Angela Hart (aged 17), and Carnival Princess Wendy Parkinson (aged 9) at the very first Shevington Carnival on Sat June 28th 1975
A float with local children waving to the crowds
Rock band plays on a float at Shevington Carnival
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