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 will be on Saturday 8th July between 1.00pm and 4.30pm.
There will be a myriad of stalls along the High Street with the main arena outside the White Hart (which will be open for the whole day and which will also be hosting an evening entertainment event care of Alex & Blanche!).
The Yetminster Irish Dances, No Mean Feet, the Quayside Cloggies and a 15 piece Ukele band will be there and the Jubilee Hall will have the Scouts famous cream teas and a display by a model boat club. The Gallery and the Ark will be hosting events and we are discussing the possibility of a Scouts Mini Jamboree.
Abbey 104 have been asked to bring their Road Show and the Yeovil Town Crier will again keep us all in order after the traditional parade at 1.00pm led by the Wessex Highland Pipe Band.
Special guest Valerie Singleton will “formally” open the fair this year!
Pitches are going fast so do please contact us (see below) if you would like one or use the YFA (Non Food) Booking Form by clicking here or the YFA (Food) Booking Form by clicking here
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 2016 we were able, through your support, to donate over £1000.