Last updated: Sat 21 Jan 2017

42nd Nunney Street Market & Fayre

Nunney Community Association’s 42nd Nunney Street Market & Fayre will take place on Saturday 5 August 2017 from 10am to 5pm.

Nunney Street Market & Fayre is organised by the Nunney Community Association (NCA).

Nunney Street Market & Fayre is organised by the Nunney Community Association (NCA).

Nunney Castle, Somerset

Nunney Street Market and Fayre has raised over £40,000 for local charities and community groups since 2010. The majority of this money benefits projects like the children’s playground, village hall, Nunney Players, local heritage and community groups.

This year’s fayre is organised by Mo and Roger Bell on behalf of the Nunney Community Association. Former Nunney Fayre secretary Jeremy Gaunt provided assistance. The event is promoted by Visit Nunney CIC.

Roger Bell said, “Nunney Street Market & Fayre is the biggest fundraiser for our community, so we are working hard to make this year’s another huge success – a great day out for the whole family.”

“We are delighted to welcome lots of new stallholders as well as popular one who have attended for decades. Scales and Tails’ animal handling experience and education with snakes and lizards was a huge hit again last year – particularly with children – and I’m glad to say they’re back.”

Programmes are available at all car parks and from the organisers’ stall in the Market Place. Or you can download it here:

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Nunney Street Market and Fayre 2013Nunney Street Market and Fayre will have over 140 stalls this year. As well as the huge number of stalls, Nunney Street Market and Fayre offers lots of food and drink for all tastes and budgets.

Live music in front of the castle includes the Frome Swing Band, Norman Leater’s New Academic Feetwarmers and Ant Noel & The Peabody Drakes.

The Bathampton Morris Men will perform twice between noon and 2pm.

The fayre will be open until 5pm, when an after-party with live music will take place at The George. Ola Barbeque at Nunney Catch will also host an after-party.

Entry to Nunney Street Market & Fayre is free. Parking costs £5 per vehicle, which is spent on insurance, music, marketing, licenses and other necessities for putting on the event. Disabled parking is available at Nunney village hall, which also hosts an arts and crafts market.

For regular updates on Nunney Street Market & Fayre 2017 for both stallholders and visitors, follow @VisitNunney on Twitter and check this website.

History

Nunney royal market charter (1260)

Nunney’s royal market and fayre charter of 1260

The history of the Nunney Street Market & Fayre goes back to a royal charter granted in 1260 to the local Lord of the Manor. The modern-day event was revived in 1975 and is now in its 41st year.

Click here to read more about the Nunney royal street market and fair charter.

Here’s what you need to know about visiting Nunney Street Market & Fayre:

Date and time

Plant sales at Nunney Street Market and Fayre 2013

Plant sales at Nunney Street Market and Fayre 2013

The 2017 Nunney Street Market & Fayre will be officially open from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 5 August 2017.

Transport

Woodland crafts outside The Salthouse at Nunney Street Market and Fayre 2013

Woodland crafts outside The Salthouse at Nunney Street Market and Fayre 2013

Nunney is located 3 miles southwest of Frome on the border of Somerset and Wiltshire (A361/Nunney Catch roundabout). If you are using sat nav, the postcode is BA11 4LW.

Roads through the centre of Nunney are closed from 8am to 6pm. Driving through the fair during the event puts lives and our licence to organise events at risk.

There are three large car parks clearly signposted for visitors on the day of Nunney Fayre. Parking costs £5 per vehicle, regardless of the number of passengers. Admission to Nunney Fayre itself is free.

The organisers are reguarly asked why there is a charge for parking. The answer is simple: there is no charge to visit the fayre. The money from parking is the only income for Nunney Community Association – a registered charity – and is vital to pay for everything from insurance, event licences, the bands, sound system, street entertainment and everything else that makes Nunney Fayre such a fantastic day out.

If you park outside the designated car parks, your vehicle may be removed without warning if it blocks access for emergency services at any time.

Parking for drivers with a disability blue badge is available at Nunney village hall. This is organised by the Nunney Village Hall Committee and not by Nunney Community Association.

Booking stalls

Nunney Street Market & Fayre

Nunney Street Market & Fayre 2015 broke all attendance and fundraising records. Since 2011 Visit Nunney is responsible for all Marketing and publicity for the event.

Stallholders arrive from 6pm onwards. Driving around the centre of the village becomes very difficult from about 9pm onwards, when most stalls have been erected. Stallholders are not allowed to enter the fayre area with their vehicle until 5pm, unless under strict instructions from the organisers.

There are very few table and gazebo pitches left for this year’s event. Please phone Mo and Roger Bell on 07388 916 211 for all enquiries or use the contact form below.

If space is available and you are accepted, you can download the application form here:

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If you are interested in having a stall at next year’s fayre, please follow @VisitNunney on Twitter or keep an eye on this website. Booking forms are available on our website from the end of March 2018.

If you are interested in helping the Nunney Community Association organise future events, please get in touch with Mo and Roger Bell.

Organiser

Organised by the Nunney Fayre Committee on behalf of the Nunney Community Association (NCA), a registered charity (#283631). The event is promoted by Visit Nunney, an independent, regulated community interest company (CIC) that promotes tourism, business and the arts in Nunney.

Note The organisers instructions must be followed at all times. Thank you for your help in making the 2017 Nunney Fayre a success.

Arts and crafts

slide-8Arts and crafts stalls are always popular at Nunney Street Market and Fayre. Nunney village hall is dedicated to it entirely during the event, providing protection whatever the weather to often fragile items on sale or display.

Please note that this particular venue is organised and hosted by Nunney village hall itself and not by the Nunney Fayre Committee.

Live music

Nunney Street Market & Fayre includes live performances throughout the day from a variety of bands to suit everyone’s taste. The main stage is located in front of Nunney Castle, with the audience seated around the other side of the moat.

Experienced sound technicians are at hand to control the sound installation, make changes required for each performer and ensure that visitors to the Nunney Street Market & Fayre can hear the music properly.

We welcome buskers, street theatre and living history groups and other performers to enliven Nunney Fayre day with performances throughout the street market area. Please contact us for details.

Artists performing at Nunney Fayre are handpicked by the organisers of the fair. They look for quality, popular appeal and a range of musical styles for the programme.

Sponsors

Nunney Street Market & Fayre would not be possible without the support of a large number of sponsors – both named and anonymous. Sponsoring opportunities range from donations to paying for specific things, such as street entertainment or a band.

Sponsors are invited to reception at The George at Nunney at the start of the fayre, sponsored by Visit Nunney. If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2017 Nunney Street Market & Fayre, please contact [email protected] or phone 01373 836 949.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about booking stalls at Nunney Street Market & Fayre 2017, please contact Mo and Roger Bell on 07388 916 211 or use the form below.

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We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 5 August.

Contact information
Mo and Roger Bell
Nunney Community Association (NCA)
Telephone 07388 916 211
Email [email protected]

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