Diary Of Events

We’re currently finalising the events for the 2018 Fairford Festival. Below is the current line up – more details to follow. 

See a full list of what’s on below or download a PDF by clicking here

Thursday 31st May 2018

8.00pm – 11.00pm: Open Air Cinema evening, (film tbc) at the FCC (Marquee if raining). Film starts at approx 9:30pm. Entrance fee £3 – food available, bar open!

 

Friday 1st June 2018

TGI Festival Friday! – live music and dancing in the main marquee

8.00pm – 9.00pm: Junior Disco

9.00pm – 11.00pm: Live music with The Back 4

 

Saturday 2nd June 2018

** Fairford Festival of Fiction – in the Literary Tent**

9:30am – 10:30am: The pupils of Fairford Primary School read their work.

10:30am – Noon: Ross Montgomery – children’s author

1pm: Chrissy Williams – poet

2.30pm: Sarah Hilary – crime writer

4pm: Matthew Graham – TV writer

5.30pm: Mark Gatiss– TV writer and actor

For full details see our Festival of Fiction event page

**Tickets are available to buy online search for Eventbrite Fairford Fiction. ** 

 

10am – 4pm: Fairford Art Society Exhibition in the Farmors Room of the Fairford Community Centre.

10am – 4pm: Photographic display by Edwin Cuss with a Fairford History Society display in the Heritage Room of the Fairford Community Centre. Also Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the renewal and re-opening of Fairford Community Centre and Celebrating 280 years of the use of the building since 1738. Free entry to both exhibitions. For further information: enquiry@fairfordhistory.org.uk

 

12.00 noon: Fairford Festival Parade starts High Street.

12.40pm: Farrell School of Irish Dance – Irish dancing display in the main marquee.

1pm: An audience with the Daleks – answering children’s questions in the main marquee, in the form of splendid mobile props piloted by Terry Smith and his Charity Dalek Squad!

From 1.00pm: “A Have-a-Go afternoon of sports and clubs in Fairford”. An opportunity to find out more and try out some of the many sports and activities on offer weekly here in Fairford.

Come and try…football, rugby, cricket, bowling, tennis and more

3.00pm – 5.00pm: Children’s party. In the children’s marquee.

3.30pm – 5pm: Live music – Lacey Mai

5.30pm – 6.30pm: Live music – Daisy Belles the all-singing, all-dancing female close harmony trio

7pm – 8.45pm: Live music – The Mock Rockers – 4-piece band playing hits from the 50’s, 60’s and & 70’s

9.15pm – 11pm: Live music – Get Carter

 

Sunday 3rd June 2018

09:45am: 3k Fun Run. Sponsored by Fairford Therapy Centre. Register from 8.30am in the FCC marquee. Entry fee £3 per person. Start in Park Street.

10am – 4pm: Fairford Art Society Exhibition in the Farmors Room of the Fairford Community Centre.

10am – 4pm: Photographic display by Edwin Cuss with a display by Fairford History Society. In the Heritage Room of the Fairford Community Centre. Also Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the renewal and re-opening of Fairford Community Centre and Celebrating 280 years of the use of the building since 1738. Free entry to both exhibitions. For further information: enquiry@fairfordhistory.org.uk

10.30am: 10k Road Race in association with Running Somewhere Else Running Club. Start in Park Street.

Noon onwards: tbc

12.15pm -1:15pm: tbc

12.30pm onwards: An afternoon of fete fun and games. A mix of traditional games and stalls, and some new ones too!  A table-top sale, entertainment and fun for all!

1.00pm: The Kitchen Club’s Schools Cooking Competition Final – finalists from Fairford, Southrop, Hatherop, and Kempsford Primary Schools will go head to head in a “Masterchef” style cook-off. For more information: www.thekitchenclub.org.uk

2.00pm: Fairford Festival Cake Bake Competition. More details to follow.

For full details see our Cake Bake page here.

2.30pm – 3.15pm: Live music – Carrie and Christopher

3.30pm – 4.30pm: Sarah McIntyre

We welcome children’s book author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre back for the 2018 Fairford Festival. See her on the main stage. All ages, great for little ones.  http://www.jabberworks.co.uk/

4pm – 5pm: Churches Together – ‘Big Sing’ in the Literary tent

4.30pm – 5:30pm: Live music –  The Ukey D’Ukes

5.30pm – 6pm: Grand Prize Giving – winners of the baking competition and Where’s Ernest elephant trail announced and raffle prizes drawn.

6.15pm – 7pm: Live music – open mic session

7.30pm: Quiz Night in the FCC marquee. Food available.