Sandon Fete was established in 1947 by the Royal British Legion; just shortly after the second world war. As the years past the British Legion decided that it was unable to continue with the fete, due to a reduction in legion members. The remaining organisers felt the demise of the popular event would be a shame, and a significant loss to the village and surrounding area. It was decided to continue the event as an independent fund raiser. In 1998 the Sandon Fete & Transport Show was formed. This was set to continue the popular village event which was now attracting visitors from all over the neighbouring four counties. In the new form the event could now support local and national causes, but also more than one good cause in any one annual event. If you are interested in more of the history of Sandon Fete, take a look at our photo gallery of past and present images.
All of the Sandon Fete and Transport show all our members are volunteers. We all give our time freely to support local charities and traditional village life. We do this by planning an event which attracts people of all ages, aiming to offer something which will be of interest to everyone at our rural show. Set in the rural heart of Staffordshire with good road links from the, A51 Rugeley to Stone road, and the B5066 Sandon to Stafford road.
The M6 junction 14 is just 15 minutes away.
The show opens to visitors at 1.00pm
If you are supporting the event by bringing along a vintage or classic vehicle, or have pre-booked and bought a trade stand, or maybe your arriving on the day to purchase a car boot sale pitch (selling your own goods from the vehicle), please ensure you arrive between the times shown below. These times are prior to the arrival of show visitors. This is to minimise vehicles arriving at the show at the same time, and to comply with health and safety requirements.
Transport show exhibits please arrive between 8am to 12.00
If you are buying a car boot pitch arrive between- 8am to 12.00
Sandon Fete Vintage Land Rover
Sandon Fete Plant Stall
Vintage Tractor at Sandon Fete
Sandon Fete Vintage Land Rover
(Where the B5066 meets the A51)
For Sat Nav please use- ST18 ODJ
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Sandon Fete & Transport show is held on part of the Sandon Estate, we have ample car parking and areas designated for blue badge holders. If you have special access requirements please contact us ahead of the show. Access into the fete is through two entrance gates off station lane, which leads to the old railway station in Sandon. We operate a pay lane system to speed up access into the show, where vehicles are directed into one of four pay lanes. Please have the correct entrance fee available where possible to reduce delays.
Admission & Charges
Admission into the show is £3.00 per person (whether on foot or in a vehicle)
Children under the age of 12 are FREE
Car boot pitches are £10.00 per car or car derived van
Car boot pitches for medium and large vans are £15.00 per van.
All vehicle pitches on the car boot sale include space at the rear of the vehicle but not to the sides.
Car boot sale exclusions: * We are unable to accept HGV vehicles, Curtain sided vehicles or caravans. We are also unable to permit the sale of Alcohol, Cigarettes/Vapes, and Fireworks within our Car boot sale. The use of power generators and PA/loudspeakers equipment are also not permitted. The event stewards reserve the right to refuse any car boot pitch we deem to be unsuitable for the event.
We provide our own on site catering for the show, staffed by our own volunteers. We offer a good selection of sandwiches, cakes, crisps and chocolate and of course the mandatory tea and coffee! When the weather is hot we also provide a selection of cold drinks, are all available from the marquee behind the village hall.