It’s got something for everyone: you can smash china, drink ale, ride trains and watch morris men dance at Petertide fete!

Steam engines at the Petertide Fair
Steam engines at the Petertide Fair

Ukuleles and morris men are just some of the acts on the entertainment bill at the Petertide Fair, which celebrates its 33rd birthday this year.

The annual event on Saturday offers a mix of traditional stalls, sideshows and entertainment for young and old alike.

Between 10pm and 3pm, visitors can wander the grounds of St Peter’s Church on Berkhamsted’s High Street, where they will get to try their hand at the china smash, tombola, raffle or the ever-popular silent auction.

Children will be able to enjoy steam trains across the church lawn as well as face painting and other games.

You certainly won’t go hungry or thirsty, with an array of food and drink on offer – including Pimms, ice cream from Elsie’s, tea, coffee, cake, barbecue and Petertide ale.

There will be entertainment from the Aldbury Morris men, band Stop and Search, the Jolly Jazzers and BURP - the Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players).

Pupils from Thomas Coram School will perform a short concert at 11am

All money made on the day will be split between two good causes in Berkhamsted – The Hospice of St Francis and Ashlyns School’s new sports hall: a community facility.

Proceeds are also supporting Silent Voices which helps marginalised deaf children in south west Uganda through the provision of residential sign language summer schools.

For more info and to view the silent auction list, click here