Buckham Fair – this Sunday!

August 11, 2014 by Tracy

Buckham FairA quick reminder that Buckham Fair takes place this weekend in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.  The event, organised by Martin and Philippa Clunes, together with their organising committee and a multitude of volunteers is always a favourite on the events calendar.

Buckham Fair began in 2008.  After moving to their farm in 2007, Martin and Philippa bought a new plot of land, one of the few pieces of flat land in Beaminster.  They realised that the land would be perfect to hold an old-fashioned type Fair, perfect for the community to have fun and also raise money for local charities.  In fact, they since found out that there is an Ancient Charter that allows the holder of the land to hold a Fair each year!

Martin Clunes with the Dorset and Somerset Air AmbulanceKeen horse, pony and dog lovers, they also wanted to include a small pony and dog show.  The classes in both have grown year on year and now the schedule is packed full and the Fair has grown bigger and better!

To date, it has raised over £112,000 for local charities.

We really can’t wait for Sunday and hope that many of our supporters will join us on the day.  To find out more information on the event, visit: www.buckhamfair.co.uk