Yetminster Fair Association
2020 Yetminster Fair
Along with most other summer events in the country, the Fair committee had to take the decision to cancel the Fair this year because of Covid 19.
We were very sorry as we had lots of exciting ideas, but in the circumstances there was no other option. Even if the restrictions had been lifted in time for our July date, there was no chance of carrying out the planning and making all the necessary arrangements in time.
However, as soon as we can get together as a committee, we may be able to arrange something for later in the year which would allow us to make our normal donations to local organisations, but this will obviously depend on government safety guidelines.
We would like to thank everybody for their support over the past years and really look forward to seeing everyone again in 2021.
Chairman – Yetminster Fair
What is Yetminster Fair?
The Yetminster Fair is one of the oldest fairs in Wessex and has been running almost continuously since the 13th Century 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 farm houses and manors evoking memories of a bygone age and attracts people from far and wide.
It is normally held on the 2nd Saturday of July and there are a myriad of stalls along the High Street with great entertainment for all ages in the main arena outside the White Hart.
The Yetminster Fair Association was set up to promote the Fair and, in addition to this the Association also raises funds through various fundraising events and activities within the village throughout the year.
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, support for the Old School Gallery’s Art for All project, support for the local football team and support for young people’s groups such as the Scouts, Guides and Brownies and the work of Future Roots in Holnest.
The YFA is non-profit making and all money raised is donated to local organisations at the AGM in November.