Three Parishes Fete
(Church Knowle)

🗓️ Saturday 3rd August 2024

The annual Three Parishes Fete held at Church Knowle is a quintessentially English summer fair set in a picturesque village just outside Corfe Castle.

It’s an afternoon packed with traditional entertainment and plenty of stalls selling crafts, books and local produce such as homemade jams & chutneys, cakes and scones, and home-grown veg & plants.

  • 'Swing-Out' hand-turned children's ride
  • Fete in the Old Rectory gardens in Church Knowle
  • Arise Mel folk band
  • Plant sale at the Church Knowle summer fete

Held in the grounds of Church Knowle’s Old Rectory, there’s plenty of on-site parking, and it’s worth a little stroll and explore around the village before or after the fair – there’s a children’s playground, church, animal rescue centre and pub, The New Inn.

Note that most stalls accept cash only.

  • Timings: 2pm – 5pm
  • Admission: £2 (Under 12s free)

Family fun at the fair

This year, expect lots of traditional stalls to browse, as well as fun lawn games for the whole family.

There’ll also be entertainment from a live brass band and plenty of refreshments.


  • Old Curiosity
  • Dress shop
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Book stall
  • Grand draw
  • Grocery stall
  • Garden centre

Fun & Games

  • Coconut shy
  • Skittles
  • Tug-of-war
  • Traditional games

Food & drink

  • Ice cream
  • Cake stall
  • Cream teas
  • BBQ
  • Pimm’s tent


This charitable event raises money each year for various local causes.

Charities to receive a share of the proceeds include:

  • Kimmeridge Emergency Response Volunteers
  • Dorset Young Farmers
  • Church Knowle Village Hall
  • Forest Holme Hospice
  • Church Knowle, Kimmeridge & Steeple parish churches