Events

Our calendar of upcoming events.

Ross on Wye Fun Fair

Billy Danter’s Fun Fair presented by James Danter returns to Ross on Wye river side car park for one weekend of Fun:)

“Back by popular demand, Danter’s legendary Freak Out & Popular Miami Fever ”

Opening Times

  • Friday 27 April   from 4pm until 9pm
  • Saturday 28 April from 12 noon until 9pm
  • Sunday 29 April from 12 noon until 7pm

“Special Daily Deal! All Children Ride just £1. Adult Rides just £2 per person”

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27
April
2018

Brecon May Fair

Brecon May Fair presented by the South Wales Showmans Guild is held annually on the first Monday or Tuesday in May. This normally falls on the Bank Holiday Monday, but this year is a week earlier. The Fair dates back a long time before the modern early May Bank Holiday.

“Making a welcome return in 2018 is Holmes Waltzer”

Opening times & dates

  • Monday 30 April from 12 noon
  • Tuesday 1 May from 2pm

Traditional Children’s Chair o Planes

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Brecon May Fair map

The Fair is presented by the South Wales Showmans Guild.

 

30
April
2018

Leominster May Fair

Leominster May Fair will run from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 May.

Run by Abie Morris Fun Fairs in conjunction with Leominster Town Council.

The Mayor of Leominster opening the Fair with Abie Morris

The Fair fills Corn Square, Corn Street, Victoria Street and Broad Street.

Opening Times:

  • Thursday 4pm until 10:30pm
  • Friday 4pm until 10:30pm
  • Saturday from noon until 10:30pm
03
May
2018

Hereford May Fair

Hereford May Fair presented by the South Wales Showmans Guild takes place on the first Tuesday (8) to Thursday (10) May following the Spring Bank Holiday Monday.

“Each year, thousands flock to the city centre to enjoy the festival atmosphere, heart-stopping rides, side shows, food stalls, a myriad of entertainment and ancient ceremonies all of which make up the street extravaganza which is Hereford’s 900 year old May Fair.”

The May Fair is run by The South Wales Section of the Showmans Guild of Great Britain in conjunction with Hereford Council.

Abie Danter, chairman of the South Wales and Northern Ireland Section of The Showman’s Guild, said: “Once again we are proud to present Hereford’s annual May Fair, arriving on bank holiday Monday 1 May, when we start setting up at 6pm.

“A warm welcome awaits you when you join us at this historic and impressive traditional fun fair. Showmen from all over the UK will provide excitement, fun and laughter from riding the heart-stopping white knuckle rides to bumper to bumper fun and not forgetting the thrills of the children and traditional rides. From rides to stalls we have it all!”

Photos

Opening times:

  • Tuesday 3.45pm to 11pm
  • Wednesday 12 noon to 11pm
  • Thursday 12 noon to 11pm

These are the times between which attractions are allowed to operate. Not all rides will necessarily be open at all times. All attractions are open from 4pm to 10pm

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An Historic Fair

Why does the Fair not open on the Spring Bank Holiday Monday?

The May Fair (St Ethelbert’s Fair) has been taking place on an annual basis since 1121 when King Henry 1 granted Bishop Richard rights to hold a nine day fair in Hereford city. This was reduced to three days in 1838 by an Act of Parliament.  The Spring Bank Holiday on the first Monday in May was not brought in until 1978.

 

Map of the Fair

08
May
2018

Abergavenny May Fair

Abergavenny May Fair presented by Deakin’s Fun Fair is held on the FairField Car Park from Saturday  12 until Saturday 19 May.

“Twice a year the fair comes to Abergavenny and takes over the Fairfield car-park. A tradition dating back many decades”

Opening Times (May 12-19)

  • Saturday from 2pm
  • Sunday CLOSED
  • Monday from 6pm
  • Tuesday  from 6pm
  • Wednesday from 6pm
  • Thursday from 5pm Reduced Price Night
  • Friday from 6pm
  • Saturday from 2pm

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History

The car park is called “Fairfield” as Deakins have presented their Fun Fair here for generations. The field used to get a bit soft at the gate, so the Showman had to put stones down. People started parking cars on this part of the field, in time, it was developed in to a car park.

12
May
2018

Bournville Village Festival

Bournville Village Festival is held on the beautiful Cadburys Chocolate Factory Recreation Ground. With the classic architecture of the Crick  Club over looking the event, May Pole Dancing, Craft Stalls, Food Stalls, Family Fun Fair & Games. The festival has a lovely atmosphere.

“A great family day out with a fantastic fire work display at the end of the night”

The Famous Bourneville May Pole Dance

The Festival is run by Bournville Council and opens from 1:30pm through to 11pm on Saturday 30 June.

There are many attractions, including:

  • Craft Market
  • Side Stalls
  • Flower & Craft Show
  • Traditional Maypole Dancing
  • Family Fun Fair
  • Grand Firework display

Few pictures from 2016:)

Traditional Ferris Wheel

Traditional Ferris Wheel

Cadburys layout

30
June
2018

Montpellier Gardens Summer Fun Fair

Danter’s Fun Fair will be visiting the beautiful Montpellier Gardens from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 July

“The Summer Fun Fair has been visting Montpellier Gardens for over 50 years. Making it Cheltenham’s oldest Fair”

 Back for 2018, Danter’s Extreme Ride

Wow! It’s a Super Machine

Opening times

  • Thursday from 5 – 10:30 pm
  • Friday from       5 – 10:30 pm
  • Saturday from  12 noon – 10:30 pm
  • Sunday from     12 noon – 9 pm

Travelling to the Montpellier Gardens GL50 1UZ

By Bus

Montpellier Gardens is located on a number of main bus routes into Cheltenham. There are bus stops on the main road (A4015) oppresite the Rotunda at the main entrance to the gardens, and another on Montpellier Terrace.

Useful links: Stagecoach services and Local bus services

By Road

The gardens have two formal entrances on Montpellier Walk. The gardens are also accessible from Montpellier Spa Road and Montpellier Terrace. No car parking facilities are available within the gardens, but onstreet parking is available on the surrounding roads.

Cheltenham Park & Ride services information to the town centre here. Please note, these only run in the day time.

 

Dodgem circa 1970

Dodgem at Montpellier Gardens circa 1970

 

19
July
2018

The Big Cheese Festival Caerphilly

Set in the shadows of one of Europe’s largest Castles the town of Caerphilly comes to life as people of all ages come to The Big Cheese®, an extravaganza of street entertainers, living history encampments, music, dance, traditional funfair, folk dancing, falconry, fire eating, minstrels, troubadours and much more 😉

“The Big Cheese is a ‘must see’ attraction for all visitors, celebrating its 21st year in 2018. Portraying the history, heritage and culture of Caerphilly. Families from all over the country flocked to Caerphilly to experience this fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.”

The Big Cheese weekend is a FREE event and over 80,000 people are expected in 2016. This great event is run by Caerphilly Council with the Fun Fair being run by Sayers Amusements.

The Danter family have the pleasure of attending this great event with a number of attractions. The Extreme Ride debuted here when new in 2010, being delivered straight from the factory. It is one of South Wales Permier Fairs now and as such, attracts the top attractions.

Opening times

  • Friday 27th 3pm-10pm – The Great Cheese Race (6.30pm start), music entertainment programme (6pm – 10pm), funfair (3pm – 10pm) and Firework display (10.00pm)
  • Sat 28th & Sun 29th from 11am – The Big Cheese Entertainment programme includes: The Reenactment displays, musical entertainment, educational activities, two food halls, craft stalls, animal marquees, traditional funfair plus lots more.
  • Please see your Caerphilly Council web site for full details.

The Big Cheese 2016 video review

 Photos

Social media links

Big Cheese site map

27
July
2018