About the Berwick St John Country Fayre
The ancient lands around Berwick Saint John in Shaftsbury have been home to man for thousands of years. The ancient Stonehenge Monument adorns a nearby hillside and archeologists continue to unearth a massive buried community built by a long-gone people. Every two-years, the Berwick Saint John County Fayre adds to the splendor and tradition of these ancient lands.
The fayre presents a wide selection of antique steam engines, classic automobiles, motorcycles, and even military equipment. Many of the tractors come from all over Europe and are added to those from the home Isle.
The fayre kicks-off on Friday evening with live music and a licensed bar. On Saturday morning, the fayre opens fully with plenty of delicious foods to eat, games, and fair rides and entertainment. Multiple tents featuring fresh local produce, trade stands, and tea tents will offer visitors wonderful treats to take home.
Berwick St John Country Fayre
The Berwick Saint John Country Fayre committee sponsors the biennial 2-day fayre. All proceeds raised go for the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal.
Entry To The Event
Entry is free, and visitors are encouraged to purchase raffle tickets to aid in the fundraiser for the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal. Parking is free and plentiful.
Somewhere to Stay in Dorset
The area offers a plethora of exceptional places to stay. Try the Best Western Royal Chase Hotel for free Wi-Fi and English breakfast. The Grove Arms is a small family-run, dog-friendly hotel perfect for families. They also offer free Wi-Fi and breakfast. For those looking to commune more with nature without sacrificing a touch of class, Stonehenge Campsite and Glamping Pods offers both traditional camping and specialized 'glamping' pods. The kid and the pet-friendly facility provides laundry services and a bar.
Getting To Berwick St John
To get to the fayre, ride the train in comfort from London’s Waterloo Station to the Salisbury Station. From the train, take the #1-Red bus 3-stops to 'Car Park' and catch the #29 bus to the Crown Inn Crossroads stop. Or use your GPS device or print a map to the fayre as the area is filled with many twists and turns.
Other Things To Do Around The Area
Since you are going to be in the area for the fayre, you must visit the ancient landmark, Stonehenge. Whether you believe it was built by Merlin with the help of giants or by an unrecorded people in an unrecorded time, this prehistoric Neolithic structure was built to last. It stands in mystery as to its purpose and has stood against time and the elements for thousands of years. Do not miss an opportunity to visit this incredible landmark. For more modern antiquity, visit Old Wardour Castle. A beautiful, partial ruined fortified home that was originally built in the - practically modern - 14th century. Bringing the kids to the fayre? Take them to the go-karts at Wessex Raceway Indoor Karting for some motorized fun to blow-off some steam.
Visit the Berwick Saint John County Fayre and have the time of a millennia (or two) and experience modern antiques and collectables and maybe a giant, too.
When is the next Berwick St John Country Fayre?
The Berwick St John Country Fayre is planned to take place at Berwick St John, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0HJ, Saturday 19th September, 2020. This is a Weekend Country Fayre.
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