Buckham Fair began in 2008. After moving to our farm in 2007 we bought a new plot of land, one of the few pieces of flat land in Beaminster. We realised that the land would be perfect to hold an old-fashioned type Fair, perfect for all the community to have fun and also raise money for local charities. In fact we have since found out that there is an Ancient Charter that allows the holder of the land to hold a Fair each year – even more perfect!
Keen horse, pony and dog lovers we also wanted to include a small pony and dog show. The classes in both have grown year on year and now the schedule is packed full with many and varied events including Police Dog Displays, Heavy Horse Displays, Vintage Cars and Scooters.
Over the years the Fair has grown bigger and better – this year amongst other rides we will have a Big Wheel, Dodgems, a Carousel and a Helter Skelter.
The Trade Stands have also become a large part of the attractions selling mainly local products and the Food Court has grown to include an Inside tented ‘Deli’ area.
We do feel very lucky to live in such an unspoilt and beautiful area and it is fantastic to be able to share it with the community once a year.
To date our chosen charities have been The Air Ambulance, Julia’s House Children’s Hospice and the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. Since we began we have raised over £319,700 for these local charities.
BUCKHAM FAIR 2015 RAISED £63,200 for JULIA’S HOUSE CHILDREN’S HOSPICE.
However we couldn’t put on such a great event without the help of our amazing committee.
The members are:
Please do come along this year and support us!