Visit Stalls, have Breakfast, hear the Proclamation, see Ditchling Morris and their guests Knots of May, Ditchling Mummers, run The Jack & Jill Race and enjoy Music and entertainment.
The Procession will also include the Fancy Dress Competition that individuals and small groups can enter. The categories are; Best male under 16, Best female under 16, Best pair under 16, Adult Best Male, Adult Best Female, Best Pair, Walking groups of less than six, Best decorated wheeled non-motorised vehicle and walking groups of more than six.
Five hours of entertainment, storytelling and discussions from local favourites and special guests. In the Lower Field with Harris’ Old Tyme Fair from Noon on Saturday. Curated by Ben Webster.
On The Green from around 1pm. Teas and refreshments in the Barn, Licenced Bar, Harris's Old Tyme Amusements, Stalls, Maypole dancing, Dog Show, Tug Of War, The In-Crowd cash prize quiz, Dancing with the Unreel Ceilidh Band, Paella.
As part of this year's Fair theme of "Kith, Kin and Community" we wanted to change the way we chose our Fair Queen. Instead of the old beauty pageant, we decided to change it to a nomination process - candidates were nominated based on good deeds and as role models for our community.
Ditchling Fair - Saturday 16th June 2018
Here is a list of all the competition winners throughout the day.
To the fabulous residents and visitors of Ditchling...
What a wonderful Fair Day it was – the Party Weather Gods were certainly smiling on us!
I enjoyed every bit of it, even the set up and take down were fun, thanks to the willing volunteers who showed up in the days surrounding the Fair.
The scarecrows were fabulous, all your costumes were amazing (St Margaret’s Church in the Jack & Jill Race!) and I loved seeing the procession, particularly the three younger Village Gems, looking splendid in their convertible.
"It's like a rave - but with old people and a church..."
Overheard at the 700th anniversary fair 2012