As we edge ever closer to the total easing of lockdown restrictions, at Hometown we are being positive for the future and are hoping over the next few months things will return and we can all spend some much needed quality time with loved ones. What better way to enjoy their company than at one of our awesome events which we hope to bring back for us all to enjoy in 2021.
We have now made a decision of how to proceed. Following the Government guidance on the Four Steps out of lockdown we have decided to cancel The Petersfield Spring Festival and The South Downs Show, but are planning on bringing back our events with the first being Petersfield Summer Festival in August. Your safety is our number one priority and we are in discussion with local authorities and will only go ahead IF IT SAFE TO DO SO. Please keep an eye on this website and on our social media for updates.
When they return, they will be as you have to come to expect but with added excitement and love for enjoying a drink and a dance with loved ones, browsing the quality stalls for a special gift or treat, sitting in the sun and chilling for the afternoon listening to awesome music, watching arena displays of talented animals and dazzling performers, admiring the vehicles from days gone by or taking a selfie with a character from your favourite film or TV show. We can't wait...
With fingers crossed and if we all help each other through these next few months and do what we need to do, we ask you to plan ahead and SAVE THE DATES. Click on each of the events pages in the menu above to check the dates we have booked in to hopefully bring our events back.
In the meantime, please stay safe and we will see you all soon.
The Hometown Crew
After the year we have had, we are most definitely in need of celebrating everything awesome in our hometown as we have so many amazing businesses and people who make this town what it is and so, later than usual to accommodate our new end of year Awards Ceremoney evening, we are pleased to say we are launching The Petersfield Awards 2021.
Until the end of July, you have your chance to nominate your favourite businesses and people in the 17 categories we have covering many aspects of life. Click on the image below to take you to the nomination page, or later this month we will also have printed forms available to fill in the old fashioned way - more details to follow soon of where these will be available.
Nominations will take place during June and July. The independent panel of judges will decide the short lists and winners of some categories in August. Leaving us to announce the short lists and open up Public Voting in 6 of the categories during September and the first half of October. The Awards Ceremony evening will then take place at the end of October and will either be a live show at Churcher's College or, depending on a few factors, be a virtual Awards evening again.
If you missed the award ceremony last year and you wish to see who the local heroes were. Click the link below to view.
Hometown Events bring a whole calendar of awesome festivals and events to their hometown of Petersfield.
Throughout the year our range of Petersfield Festivals entertain thousands of local people and encourage a sense of community within the town by involving as many residents, local groups and charities as possible.
We hope you enjoy looking through the website at the range of Petersfield Festivals we organise and
please contact us with any comments, or visit our Facebook page for up to the minute news, photos and information.
We would like to thank all our awesome sponsors. Thank you for your support and generosity in helping us put on these community events. If you would like to join our Festival Family and support our multi award winning events, please say hello using the contact form on this website for more information and how to become a sponsor.
Hometown Events are the team behind the awesome Petersfield Festivals. Organised by Ben Errey and Steve Jacob with their amazing team of part time crew and volunteers. Ben and Steve created Hometown in 2011 in order to rescue the August Bank Holiday Petersfield Festivities, with only six weeks to prepare. They saved and rebranded the event and haven’t looked back since.
Now Hometown Events organise numerous large community based events each year and have an ever growing corporate client base too.
Every effort is made to ensure the highest quality from start to finish. Everything from the wide range of performers on our stage to the award winning sausages on our catering operation. This attention to detail (plus hundreds of hours of planning) is what makes our events totally awesome.
Ben and Steve are both proud residents of Petersfield and are heavily involved in the community. Both have been, or still are, members of Petersfield Round Table and help to raise thousands of pounds for charity each year. Ben is a previous Town Councillor and Steve organises charity quizzes each year.