The Procession around the village will also include the FANCY DRESS COMPETITION that individuals and small groups can enter. 

The information on this website applies to the 2016 Ditchling Fair. The site will be updated when the 2018 programme of events is finalised. Please join our mailing list to be kept up to date.

Categories in competition in the Procession 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
  • Walking groups of more than six.

The procession will be taking a different route this year, this is to minimise disruption to traffic flow and ease the role of those manning the road closures. The procession will muster at St Margaret's Scool, Lewes Road at 12.45pm leaving at 1.15pm. If a vehicle is to be used in the procession please ensure that adequate insurance has been taken out.

Get together with a few friends, your society or group and take part!

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About Ditchling Fair

In 1312 King Edward II granted John de Warenne, Lord of the Manor, the right to run a Fair in Ditchling 'in the eve and in the day and in the morrow of St Margaret the Virgin' and thus was to be celebrated on July 20th.

More information is on The Ditchling History Project website...