Yetminster Fair Association
The Street 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 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 a yearly quiz and runs various fundraising events and activities within the village.
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 the Scout group.
Generally, through the support of the community, donate tend to total over £1800 a year.