Every year on the first Saturday in September the Friends of Peckham Rye Park organise a traditional summer fete. It is a wonderful day, bringing together people of all ages from around the area.
There are lots of fun activities: sack races, Punch and Judy show, coconut shy and a children’s fancy dress competition. At the dog show prizes are awarded for categories unknown at Crufts. The Friends run stalls where you can buy delicious cakes, tea, beer, Pimms, books, plants and find out how the Friends support Peckham Rye Park and Common. Other stalls are run by community groups, local businesses and entrepreneurs selling a variety of craft works, clothes, bric-a-brac, delicious food and lots more.
The fete runs from 12 noon until 5pm and all the funds raised are used to support projects within the Park and Common. The Friends welcome volunteers to help organise the fete and help on the day. Don’t be shy (unless you are a coconut) and come and volunteer your help to make it a great day. (Donations of cakes, books and plants are all welcome).