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Ticket Price
Single £5

Under 5s Free

No family tickets this year 



Chieveley Fireworks is held at:

The Recreation Centre
High Street
RG20 8TE

Chieveley Fireworks

 Chieveley Fireworks

Chieveley Fireworks

Chieveley Fireworks  - Sunday 5 November 2017

Latest News (Sun 5 Nov):   Alls set for Chieveley Fireworks 2017. Food and drink outlets set up, bonfire built and fireworks in place. Please note all tickets have now been sold and entry is by ticket only, no cash entry on the night. No ticket, no admission.


  • Gates open 6.15pm
  • Deadline for entries to Guy Competition 6.30pm
  • Judging of Guys 6.45pm
  • Torchlight procession of guys to bonfire 7.00pm
  • Bonfire lit 7.15pm
  • Fireworks 7.45pm

Food and Drink

As always, there will be a great selection of locally sourced food and drink to choose from, including a licensed bar serving our hugely popular special home-made mulled wine plus award winning locally sourced beer. There will be refreshments and a BBQ serving locally produced burgers, sausages and bacon from Chieveley's Down Farm, with rolls and doughnuts from Shepherd's Bakery in Chieveley.

Guy Competition

GuyParents, please encourage your children to enter the Guy Competition. You and your Guy will take part in the torch-lit procession through the crowds to the bonfire.

There are two categories for the 2017 Guy competition; Superheroes and Traditional Guys.

Bring your Guys to the tent next to the Village Hall by 6.30pm at the latest for judging.

If you want to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Andrew
on 07825 008399. All volunteers will be welcomed.

History of Chieveley Fireworks

The Chieveley Fireworks Display is believed to be the longest running village fireworks display in the UK. Back in the early 1960s the then Downlands Practice doctor, Doc Arnold (David Arnold) was inspired when he saw a village firework display while on holiday in France. He set to and organised the event until the millennium, ably assisted by Andrew Shepherd of Shepherds Bakery and Colin Heslop.

FireworksOver the years, the event has grown considerably and now people flock to it from miles around, favouring it for its village atmosphere, where children young and old can be sure to meet their friends. The sudden death of Andrew Shepherd in the late '90s and Doc Arnold's increasing immobility meant the event was at risk of disappearing.

Fortunately, Alan Agar stepped in and organised the Fireworks up to 2005 bringing back in-house the burger and bar concessions so that these are now manned by volunteers, so increasing the funds raised for the Village Hall.

Shepherds Bakery continue to sponsor the event providing Chieveley rolls and other confectionary, whilst locally produced burgers and sausages are used in the Barbecue. The long standing Guy Competition continues to flourish. The themes have varied considerably over the years, from true to period costume Guy Fawkes through to Harry Potter and James Bond.

In 2007 Nick Hamlin and Chris Carter-Keal were professionally trained to Category 4 Fireworks standards. This followed in 2008 with Malcom Pullinger being professionally trained to the same standard. Lately Chris Vaughan has also been trained. All four now join Giles Derry and the rest of the Chieveley Firing team.

Animal welfare

Click here for a guide to fireworks and animal welfare