Ditchling Fair - Saturday 16th June 2018    


The Morning Fair starts at around 8.30am in the closed-to-traffic High Street. The Wizard will wake up the village, with the bells of St Margarets acting as our snooze alarm. There will be stalls of food, produce and information available - come and have your Fair-day breakfast in Ditchling's High Street. 

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.

The Fair Proclamation will be read by The Rev. David Wallis and the bestowing of the Village Gems.

Ditchling Morris and their guest Side, Knots of May, will entertain you with a variety of energetic dances.

Ditchling Mummers (as previously seen outside the Bull on Boxing Day) will perform a Sussex play of battle and intrigue.

The world-famous Jack & Jill Race will take place - all-comers, suitibly dressed, are welcome.

Other music and entertainment will be arranged.

Fair Programmes with full timings are £1.00 and are available from around the village.

"It's like a rave - but with old people and a church..."

testimonial01 Overheard at the 700th anniversary fair 2012

Ditchling Fair is like no other...

Come to Ditchling by public transport for a fantastic day out on Saturday 16th June 2018.

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...