Yetminster Fair Association

Along with most other summer events in the country, the Fair committee had to take the decision to cancel the Fair in 2020 because of Covid 19.

We were very sorry as we had lots of exciting ideas, but under 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, we are delighted that plans are in hand for a Fair this August so please mark the date in your diary



Brian Knight
Chairman – Yetminster Fair

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What is the 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.

Last updated: 27/6/21 EJ