Takes place this year on Saturday 29th April, 2017!


The Downton Cuckoo Fair is friendly, fun and free to enjoy - and 2017 will be our 38th year as the best free family day out in Wiltshire!



With a family-friendly festival atmosphere, the fair is held on the village greens in the picturesque village of Downton, six miles south of Salisbury on the edge of the New Forest on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border.


In 2016 we welcomed an incredible 20,000 visitors to our fair, with over 250 craft, gift, homeware and food and drink stalls on the greens and in marquees along The Borough.  The Downton Cuckoo Fair offers fun for all the family including rural craft demonstrations, Punch and Judy, clowns, fairground stall and roundabouts in the Memorial Gardens and a farmers produce market in the car park behind the Co-op. The perfect free day out in Wiltshire!


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.


      £5 car  map-parking.jpgarking all car parks


A great family day out!