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

Floating Position for 3 x Side Stalls - No Catering:

Side Stall sizes are as follows: 

30ft x 8ft

16ft x 8ft

20ft x 8ft

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

Floating Application Form 

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 Wednesday 30 August 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.


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