Bampton Charter Fair

Fair Programme 2019

There is no Fair in 2020 because of Covid restrictions but we will return on 28th October 2021!

Thursday 31st October 2019



09.00 onwards

STREET STALLS - over 100 market stalls spread throughout the town


09.00 - 18.00  

Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre - in St Michael’s Church
Traditional Skills - in the Riverside tents.
Local Producers - in the Riverside tents.
Bampton Fair Cafe - in the Riverside Hall. More craft stalls and
Community Hall Refreshments & Exeter Authors - at the end of
Station Road near the Fun-fair.



Procession - including the Mummers - leaves
the War Memorial and makes its way through the streets to the
River Bridge. Followed by first performance of Mummers Play.


10.00 onwards

Bell-Ringing - at St Michael’s Church. The ringers attempt their
annual peal of 5,040 changes - watch it via a video link into the
LARC (Station Road) - Teas, coffees, book sales, computers, games.
Entertainment going all day - At the performance tent at the
bottom of Castle Street. Also look out for street performers and
musicians on the streets throughout the day!

Rowlands Fun Fair - will run all day until 10pm.
Bampton Model Railway Club - Will be showing their newly built
layout at Bouchier Close. Have a go on the working model!

10.30 - 18.30

LIVE MUSIC (At lower end of Castle Street)
A variety of artists  and musicians perform all day.
Schedule to be announced. It will include the wonderful Botteltop Boogie Band, Chucklefoot the one-man band, Stripey Howling Hancock, Ian Idris, Spittin' Feathers, and many others.
For further information about our entertainers and musicians please click here.


Meeting pointMeeting Point/Lost & Found - Please use the Information
Stall (see below) as a meeting point for lost children, friends, or

InfoInformation Stall & Merchandise - This is run by volunteers
from Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre and is located by the
river bridge. They are happy to try to answer questions about our
town, as well as about the Fair and the events taking place. You can
also purchase Bampton Fair goodies.

ToiletsToilets & Baby Changing Facilities - There are unisex toilets
including one appropriate for the disabled and with baby-changing
facilities near the Funfair at Station Road. Additional toilets are
available in the Riverside and Community Halls, and other toilets
will be located near the River Bridge, and in Brook Street. Baby
changing also available at the Riverside Hall. There are also toilets
at the Motte Car Park.

first aidFirst Aid - St John Ambulance will be providing First Aid
cover from 9.00am until 8.30pm. An ambulance and crew will be
positioned near Frog Street (see map page 12) whilst an additional
First-Aid Post will operate near the River Bridge.

road closuresRoad Closures - There will be no through traffic from
the Exeter Inn into Bampton from midnight on 30th October to
midnight on 31st October - the road will be closed through Briton
Street and Brook Street. There is access to the South Car Park. In
addition, the B3227 will be closed from Bampton War Memorial to
the top of Castle Street from 6.00am until midnight on 31st October.


busesBuses - Note that because of road closures, there will be two
bus stops, a temporary one at Scotts quarry industrial estate (can
be reached via footpath from Station Road Industrial Estate) and
one near Castle Grove at the B3190 Morebath Road turning.
398 Tiverton - Bampton (Dartline) (Scotts)
25 Taunton - Dulverton (Buses of Somerset) (CG)

parkingCar Parking - Public Car Parks (£5 per vehicle, including 1
complimentary programme) are available on both sides of the town
- see map (page 12). All will be clearly signed.
Motte Car Park on the Recreation Ground by the Motte
- if arriving from Taunton, South Molton, Dulverton, or
Minehead direction
South Car Park by the Scout Hut on the Old Tiverton Road
- if arriving from the Tiverton/Exeter Inn direction.
The use of these car parks benefits Bampton Football Club and
Bampton Scout Group respectively.