The scarecrows are up! After a last minute flurry of entries there are now lots to explore. 

Maps available from Ditchling Post Office and Parkers - the voting slip is in the Fair Programme. Go for a wander and vote for your favourite by returning the voting form to the Post Office.

Entry to the 2018 competition is now closed.

This year’s theme is Magic, music and Merriment!

Base your scarecrow on any people, stories or events that reflect the fair theme, you can have as many scarecrows as you like in one scene.

 An official entry form be received by Thursday 7th June 2018

Scarecrows should be finished, in situ and showing their sign and number by Saturday June 9th

Multiple entries per household are permitted but must be entered separately, full details on the entry form.



We want you to help us make the 2018 Ditchling Fair the best ever. To this end, please download and display a poster in your window, and help us spread the word.

Fair Poster 2018


The Fair this year is going to be our best one yet! But we need your support! 

Here's to 'the more you put in the more you get out'

Please see if you can help out, even if just for an hour or so, by clicking the "CLICK HERE TO HELP"  link in blue above, and following it to our signup section - lhis links to an off-site signup form managed for Ditchling Fair.

To the fabulous residents and visitors of Ditchling...

Thank you!

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.

Here is a list of all the competition winners throughout the day.

On Wednesday 6th of July 2016, the current Ditchling Fair Committee and DVA will be hosting an open discussion starting at 7pm in the lower room of Ditchling Village Hall.

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 and sponsored by Chatt Estates.

Keep Coming Back

Please remember to return to the Fair website as we'll be updating it regularly. Of course you can always check our Facebook page and Instagram feed for a different way of keeping up to date.



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...