The Sherborne Castle Country Fair presents a rich and fun programme of events, country activities, stands and entertainment including one of the largest Rare Breed Shows in the country. For one day every summer, one of the country's finest settings is transformed into a fun-filled day out to suit all ages.
The Fair was started by a small group of volunteers, in 1996, with the aim of raising money for local charities, especially those working with children. To date the committee, still run by volunteers, has given £775,460 to local charities and support groups.
The aim of the organisers has always been to offer good value for money to visitors and supporters alike. Because Sherborne Castle Country Fair is run by volunteers, it has low overheads and offers a fantastic family day out for any size pocket.
All organisations and individuals taking part in the Fair appear at the invitation of the Committee. Sherborne Castle Country Fair, which is a company limited by guarantee and a not-for-profit organisation, is responsible for raising income from ticket sales, fundraising and sponsorship, which cover the costs of staging the event and allow all extra funds collected to be distributed to charities and support groups.
The Fair is open from 10am to 6pm and car parking is free.