Charter Fair

Salisbury City Council is saddened to cancel Salisbury Charter Fair this year. Click here for more information. 

Salisbury Charter Fair takes over the Market Place to light up the centre of Salisbury and bring fun for all the family!

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 the Charter Market and Annual Fair are still held to this very day.

Visitors can typically find the usual fair favourites including dodgems, hook-a-duck, waltzer and ghost train to name but a few. Not forgetting Candy floss, Toffee Apples and other refreshments that can also be found.

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