Pippfest 2024

Dorking’s Big Community Event

Welcome to Pippfest!

Save the date for the Big Event of the year! More information will be added soon. This page is being hosted on Circular Dorking’s website on behalf of the organisers of Pippfest. 

Chip and Pippbrook House

Image Credit: Constance Chanteux Nash

CHiP (Community Hub in Pippbrook House) is an initiative, started by Jacqui Hamlin and Sally Elias in 2016. Its aim is to make this fabulous Grade II* listed example of George Gilbert Scott architecture available for community use. This building has essentially been empty for many years now and CHiP feels that it could be put to good use by the many local charities, voluntary organisations and community initiatives that currently struggle for space to operate. The CHiP team are flexible on the business model and as long as it works for the benefit of the community – they have been open to it.

CHiP has been working with MVDC for several years now in the hope of finding a working model that suits all parties, even bringing in a London company with experience in this field who has been prepared to get involved financially. Currently MVDC is arranging financing for essential repair works.

Pippfest is an annual party held on the first Sunday in September (this year Sunday September 1st) in the grounds of Pippbrook House. The aim is to remind the town that this precious resource is still empty and therefore available for community use.

PIPPFEST is free fun for family and friends. You can come and enjoy the music, the art, the company — just bring your picnic rugs! However, there will be food and drink trucks offering Surrey’s finest! Local artisans will be showcasing and selling their work and, of course, there is a funfair for the children.

Pippfest Site Map

Download site map.

There will be a full line-up of amazingly talented local Musicians. All will be updated soon.

Relax and visit the health and wellbeing stalls.

Community Stalls

Creativity at the heart of our community. Explore our local stalls.

Hosted by Circular Dorking, this area will showcase some of the remarkable community groups and their activities.

Each year local artists create beautiful paintings on boards which are then displayed at Dorking Mainline Station.

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