Bampton Charter Fair

Bampton Charter Fair

NEXT FAIR: Thursday 31 October 2024

# Having received very positive feedback on the changes made to the Fair last year, the Fair Committee is looking to build on that success. #

2023: What is going to be happening!

We will add to this page and the Programme page as we hear from the Town Council Fair Committee what is being planned. ~PROGRAMME PAGE UPDATED!~

Titan the RobotHeadline act for 2023 is TITAN THE ROBOT!

Titan is 8 feet tall and has appeared at Glastonbury (2004) and in 'Britain's Got Talent' (2022).

Yes a robot which talks, sings, dances, and tells jokes... Oh and it cries too. If you missed it, see video:


*Videos of Titan the Robot and Mummers Play plus short film about Rowland's Funfair(2023)


STREET MARKET, Crafts, Local Produce, and Trad Skills APPLICATION FORMS are now combined into one and are upated.


Bampton Charter Fair

Bampton Fair existed even before King Henry III granted it a Royal Charter in 1258 and it is always held on the last Thursday of October. It is one of the oldest surviving Charter Fairs in the country.

For centuries, the fair mainly sold sheep and cattle and was the largest sheep fair in the South West of England. During the 1880's to the 1980's it evolved to become the famous Bampton Pony Fair trading in Exmoor ponies.


Today this traditional Devon fair continues to attract local producers of foods and livestock, crafts and traditional skills from Exmoor and its surrounding villages. The streets, church, pubs and venues of Bampton are filled to over flowing with market stalls, street entertainments and live music including craft workshops, demonstrations, and a funfair.


Sponsors 2023

Podcast of interview about the 2017 Fair - here


Video of the 2012 Fair - available on YouTube (over 3000 views!) - here.
More Fair Entertainments videos - here

One hour long video on History of Bampton Charter Fair made to commemmorate the 750th anniversary - here



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