We’ll see you in 2021

Buckham Fair will be back in 2021.

Since day 1, Buckham Fair has grown into a rich, vibrant event. With the culmination of a fantastic 10th year, we will be bringing Buckham Fair back in 2021with a fresh approach.

To that end, the Committee will be using 2020 to plan for a revised, fresh, exciting event and we look forward to having you join us in Beaminster in 2021 again.

Please note: We are aware that there is a website that has published a 2020 Buckham Fair date. This is not correct and has been done without our knowledge and approval. To ensure that you are up to date on accurate Buckham Fair information, please always refer to our website or contact us directly on info@buckhamfair.co.uk.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media profiles for further updates as well as an event date for 2021.

NEWS: Buckham Fair 2018 breaks the record and raises £111,000 for the Dorset County Hospital Charity Appeal



Press Release: 23 October 2018


Buckham Fair 2018 breaks the record and raises £111,000 for the Dorset County Hospital Charity Appeal


Beaminster, Dorset:  Today, Buckham Fair, an annual vintage Fair comprising of Horse and Dog Shows as well as Food, Craft and Artisan exhibitors, held in Beaminster, Dorset, announced that the results of 2018’s fundraising efforts have again broken the record for the highest-ever funds raised since the fair began in 2008, totalling £111,000

Of 2018’s success, Martin Clunes said, “Since starting this event, our intentions have always been to give back to our community, through Buckham Fair, and over the past 10 years, we have, together with the unending support of local businesses, sponsors, volunteers, traders and visitors, been able to do just that. We are so incredibly proud that in our 10th year of Buckham Fair, we have, once again, broken our own record by raising such an incredible amount for the Dorset County Hospital Charity Appeal in aid of the new cancer centre being built in Dorchester. We are also especially thankful to the continued support from the Barclays volunteer team that contributed to this day being such a success.”

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, Buckham Fair provided visitors with an even more impressive arrangement of displays, trade stands, food stands events to become involved in like an attempt at a Guinness World Record, Morris Dancing and more, and was fortunate to have the impressive Devil’s Horsemen provide an exhilarating display of horsemanship. Neil Morrissey returned this year to judge the Dog Even More like Neil Morrissey class, as well as a display by the Stunt Dogs of Film and TV.

This year’s nominated charity to benefit from Buckham Fair’s fundraising effort is the Dorset County Hospital Charity Appeal. Mark Addison, Chair of Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust said: “We are very grateful to everyone involved with the Buckham Fair for this tremendous boost to the Cancer Appeal. It was a fantastic day and the size of this donation reflects the many months of hard work, commitment and careful planning that an event of this scale requires. The personal effort that the Buckham Fair team has put in is really appreciated by all of us at Dorset County Hospital. The new centre will mark a huge step forward by bringing radiotherapy and new outpatient facilities much closer to the people of West Dorset.”

Buckham Fair will be taking a break in 2019 following 10 years of event success.


About Buckham Fair: Buckham Fair has been held in August every year and offers a fun day out for the entire family. With a wide variety of display acts, horse shows, dog shows, funfair activities, exhibition stands and a large food court with some of the best local food producers in the area, Buckham Fair invites visitors to become actively involved by offering something for everyone.  For more information about Buckham Fair please visit www.buckhamfair.co.uk  or contact Event Secretary, Katy Roberts on info@buckhamfair.co.uk or 07732 697075.


We’re taking a break in 2019

What an amazing 2018 has been. A triumphant celebration of 10 years of Buckham Fair greatness.  A huge thank you to everyone who was involved in making our event spectacular. So, just to answer a few of the questions we’re receiving at the moment, we thought we’d let you know a few things.


Amount Raised for Charity

We are in the throws of all the final calculations and hope to announce the total amount of funds raised for the Dorset County Hospital Charity Appeal soon. Make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instragram to hear the news as it happens.


Attempt at a Guinness World Record

For those of you who are asking about our attempt at a Guinness World Record – you’d better keep your eyes peeled too. We are in the process of submitting all our evidence to Guinness for them to verify the final result. We are as keen as you are to hear the final outcome – and as soon as we know, we’ll let you know too!


2019 Dates

After 10 wonderful years of Buckham Fair, we have decided to take a break in 2019, which means there will not be a Buckham Fair next year.  We have decided to do this to give the land, our amazing townspeople, and ourselves a break. Organising an event like Buckham is a big job leofitlabs.com – and we couldn’t do it without the support received from SO many people in and around our community. And before you ask whether we’ll be back in 2020, well, you’d better keep an eye on our website for more info!


Thank you, again, for being part of such a special year this year! And if you’ve supported for many years, thank you too!


Winner of our Memory Wall competition announced!

We recently ran a contest where Buckham Fair fans sent in their favourite memories of Buckham over the 10 years – and we were inundated with GREAT photos and memories taken of our event, since starting in 2008.

From muddy fields, to Corgi cuddles, to slobbery Clydesdale kisses, to  drenched smiles in the beer tent – we’ve seen it all over the years – and only because you have made it wonderful. Check this link online boutique swater.

So, to celebrate the memories shared, we’ve created a memory wall created out of a selection of the photos sent in.

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we’re honoured to announce the winner of our Memory Wall competition…..

*drum roll*

Congratulations to PAM BRUCE for sending in, what we like to call, the 5-second Corgi Calm. (Even Jim has been caught under their spell… what’s THAT all about? He’s always Mr Alert…. They must be some special Corgis!)

Well done, Pam. We’ll be in touch to get you some Buckham Fair Merchandise in time for this year’s show!

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Putting on a show with the Stunt Dogs of Film & TV

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Buckham Fair, we’ve called in the help of some seriously influential 4-legged legends – of screen that is.

The Stunt Dogs of Film & TV will be back at Buckham Fair this year with their usual enthusiasm and paper-shredding dramatics. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Dodger, also known to many of us as Buddy – Doc Martin’s not-so-best friend. As well as annoying the poor Doc, he has also appeared in the Disney feature film Beauty and the Beast, Lotteries Age UK advert and with Paul O’Grady on For The Love of Dogs Christmas Special.
Joining Dodger is Paddy. He stars in the latest Dogs Trust “ Little Balloon Doggy” advert, and is the Barnabys new dog in Midsomer Murders. Hopefully no dead bodies around today as he and his mates shows off their talents in the main display ring. If you enjoyed the Kingsman Secret Service movies, you can come and shake the paw of Sonny the Pug, who played JB in both films. He also plays Horace; the very spoilt pet of Caroline in Poldark. Beautiful Beau will be here. She played the love interest of Harvey in the very popular Thinkbox Adverts, and will also be seen in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts – called The Crimes of Grindelwald. First time visitor to the show is Biscuit – a rescue all the way from Cyprus who was in a very sorry state on her arrival in UK, but with patience and care she is now a bundle of hair and fun. She also worked on the last Doc Martin series, and played a street dog in Fantastic Beasts. Battersea rescue Wylie was on your screens in the chilling TV series Woman in White, and will also be seen in the forthcoming film Mary Queen of Scots, and oasisnaturalcleaning.com in la mirada, ca to Buckham Ernie has appeared in one of the Clearscore adverts and has just finished working on a film called The Reluctant Landlord.

There will be a special display from the multi talented German Shepherd Anti, who will demonstrate controlled “ Bite work ” – very exciting !! She used this very specialised training when “chasing and attacking” the Doc in a past episode of Doc Martin. She has appeared in several films, including The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society and London Has Fallen, plus TV series Father Brown, Midsomer Murders and several TV adverts.

The stunt dog team have extensive experience working on a wide range of films, including Kingsman, Paddington 2, Transformers, Darkest Hour, Mama Mia – Here we go again, and TV favourites such as Poldark, Midsomer Murders and of course Doc Martin.

Learn more about how these amazing trainers work with the dogs to create the perfect scene, all in our main display ring.

Don’t miss the Ladies Cart Demonstration

Based on the stallion carts of north America and Canada, and also the English gigs, these single-horse vehicles provided newcomers with another route into the heavy horse sector, and established owners with a new objective.

Compared with the expense of acquiring a dray and show harness for a single or pair, it was relatively cheap to buy a two-wheeled cart, often imported from north America or Europe, and to adapt English harness or purchase American harness, and gave single horses who might done with san diego jewelers jewelrystoresd.com otherwise be under-used an additional purpose. The competitors have to adhere to a strict set of rules to compete in these classes.

We’re thrilled to have the team showing us how it’s done, at this year’s 10th anniversary event.

Can you hide from the Dorset Search Dogs?

Dorset Search Dogs is a charity assisting the Police, Coastguard and other Search and Rescue teams look for missing persons across the South, and we are proud to have the team back at Buckham Fair 2018. 

The charity relies on generous donations from members of the public and local companies to enable them to perform such a critically needed service to our local community.
Their dedicated team of dogs, handlers and operational supports make themselves available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As members of Lowland Rescue, they also work closely with neighbouring Lowland Rescue Search Dog teams. All of the members are trained to levels specified by Lowland Rescue and each dog and handler is individually assessed to the high standards agreed by the Lowland Rescue Committee.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to hide away from the Dorset Search Dogs, don’t miss their display on the hill below the food court. Try as hard you may, we are almost certain they’ll find you!

For more information about them, visit http://www.dorsetsearchdogs.org.uk/

Morris Dancing up a Storm at Buckham this year

The South West wouldn’t’ be the same without Morris Dancing – and this year, we’re honoured to have Dr Tuberville’s Morris troupe perform at Buckham Fair.

Dr Turberville’s Morris is a mixed Morris team originally from Crewkerne in Somerset, UK. The team perform a variety of dances, mostly consisting of English Cotswold Morris, heralding from the villages or “traditions” of Wayford, Hinton-in-the-Hedges, Ilmington, Bampton and Wells, as well as a selection of Border Morris dances including some from Dartmoor, Shropshire and more.

During the Summer months, the team can be seen dancing most Tuesday evenings somewhere in South Somerset and North and West Dorset, sometimes even Devon, often at friendly local pubs, and are liable to appear at events such as fêtes and fairs, where they are usually recognised by their crisp costumes of white, with green and maroon baldrics and ribbons. Check mymarvelousmaids.com website.

For a true taste of some Morris greatness, don’t miss their performances in the Food Court this year. Bring your bells, bring your ribbons, and you may even be inclined to join in.

2018 Trade Stands Sold Out

We still receive enquiries from businesses who are looking to take a stand at this year’s 10th anniversary event. Unfortunately, we are now all sold out and fully-booked!

We are, however, running a waiting list – and if you are interested in a chance at exhibiting a this year’s event, get in touch with us, and we’ll add you to the waiting list.

Email us on info@buckhamfair.co.uk


As you know – this year marks the 10th anniversary of Buckham Fair. And although we’re ALMOST a teenager, we’re celebrating this 10 year with an event that’s even more exciting and jam-packed with memory-making displays and reasons to be involved!

So, to celebrate this year – we’re inviting all of our loyal followers – those who have been with us from the start, those who have joined along the way – to send us their memories! Here’s how it works:

We’re compiling a memory page to celebrate our 10 years of Buckham and we need you to send in one or two of your photos from past Buckham Fair events. We’re looking for the quirkiest, happiest memory – that depicts the spirit of Buckham, best!

Here’s what you need to know

  • Photos need to be good quality where possible (ie: they need to be good enough to print and promote)
  • Tell us what year they were taken
  • By sending your photos in, you give us permission to use them in our marketing and promotional activity – and where possible, we will credit your amazing photographic skills!

What’s in it for you?

Get your hands on some great Buckham merchandise! We’ll send you a little Buckham Fair surprise, for your efforts!

Email your photos to info@buckhamfair.co.uk by 30 June 2018. 

Good luck! 


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