Charter Fair

 In 1227 - seven years after the building of Salisbury Cathedral began - King Henry III granted a Charter to the Bishop of Salisbury to hold a fair on the third Monday in October. That same Charter granted the City permission to hold a market every Tuesday. Both Charter Market and Annual Fair are still held to this very day.

Event details:
Location: Market Place and Guildhall Square
Date: Sunday 15th – Wednesday 18th October
Times: Opens on Sunday at 4.00pm – 9.00pm. Then open Monday – Wednesday from 11.00am – 10.00pm

Regular Position:
To apply for your Regular Position at Salisbury Charter Fair, please complete the following documents.
Regular Application Form
Amendment Application Form –  Please complete if you wish to bring an alternative ride to your regular ride.
Contact details form – Please complete if you are applying under a different name

Floating Position:
To apply for a Floating Position at Salisbury Charter Fair, please complete the following document.
Floating Application Form

Salisbury City Council will be producing flyers with vouchers for 50p off rides, the same as in previous years. These will be redeemable on all rides throughout the Charter Fair.

Completed application forms and documents must be returned to the following address:

The Events and Markets Team, Salisbury City Council, The Guildhall, Market Place, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1JH or emailed to

Completed application forms must be returned no later than 5pm on Friday 4th August 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.


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