Yetminster Fair Association
The Yetminster Fair Association was set up to promote the Yetminster Street Fair and its associated fund raising activities.
It is one of the oldest street fairs in Wessex and has been running, until recently, almost continuously since the C13th under a charter granted to the Bishop of Salisbury for a fair “to be held in his manor of Yetminster”. The lively atmosphere of Fair day in the village calendar adds to the charm of the old stone houses and manors and memories of a bygone age and attracts people from far and wide.
This year’s fair was on Saturday 14th July and had a myriad of stalls along the High Street with great entertainment in the main arena outside the White Hart.
In addition to the Fair the Association also raises funds through a yearly quiz and, has, from time to time, run themed “supper” evenings. It also runs a lottery – the “50” Club” (click here for more info and Form to join) which is well supported with weekly contributions from local residents.
The proceeds from YFA events help support local groups and organisations and have included helping the local primary school, providing additional seating for the village hall, costumes for the Irish Dancers, support for Old School Gallery’s Art for All project, support for the local football team and support for the Scout group. In 2017 we were able, through your support, to donate over £1800.