Saturday 4th May 2013
This years Downton Cuckoo Fair will be 34th anniversary since we reinstated our great family day out - its friendly, fun and free to come!
The fair is held on the village greens in the picturesque village of Downton situated six miles south of Salisbury on the edge of the New Forest. In 2012 we received about 20,000 visitors to our fair. We have over 250 craft and other interesting stalls on the greens and in marquees along The Borough. There is lots of fun for the family including rural craft demonstrations, Punch and Judy, clowns, inflatable’s and roundabouts in the Memorial Gardens and a farmers produce market in the junior school grounds.
We have a wide range of entertainment during the fair including maypole, Morris & traditional dancers; street entertainers; Downton Brass Band; and live music and jazz at The Bull and White Horse Inn.
Downton comes alive for the whole weekend and anyone staying on holiday in the area will be interested to know that there are a number of excellent associated events leading up to The Cuckoo Fair, and over the rest of the 'Mayday' Holiday.
There are ample car parks available, run by voluntary organisations and charities, with buses running a Park and Ride service. There is also a wide selection of food and refreshments, along with facilities for the disabled.
A great family day out!