Charter Fair is back in Salisbury

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Published by Faye Tryhorn at 7:01am 14th October 2018.

The traditional event in the Market Square has been held every year since 1227.

The space will be taken over once again by rides, amusements and refreshment stalls, from today (Sunday October 14th) to Wednesday (October 17th).

As traditional has also dictated for the last 791 years, the first ride will be for the Mayor of the city of Salisbury - this time that honour falls to Councillor Mike Osment.

He'll officially open the Charter Fair at 4.00pm this afternoon.

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Some of the rides aren't for the faint hearted!

WHAT'S AT THE CHARTER FAIR THIS YEAR?

Salisbury City Council tell us there'll be plenty of rides packed into the Market Square for the event.

We're told 'visitors can enjoy the thrill of Orbiter, the spooky ghost train and fantastic views of Salisbury on the Big Wheel'.

Favourites like the dodgems, hook-a-duck, and waltzer will also be back.

Salisbury Charter Fair Poster 2018

OPENING TIMES FOR SALISBURY FAIR:

  • Sunday 14th October - 4.00 to 7.00pm
  • Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th October - 11.00am to 10.00pm

We can also get hold of vouchers to get 50p off all rides from Salisbury Information Centre in Fish Row.

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The rides will be in the Market Square until Wednesday October 17th

WHAT IS SALISBURY'S CHARTER FAIR?

It's been held in the city on the third Monday of October since 1227.

Back then, a special Charter was signed by King Henry III for the Bishop of Salisbury to put the fair into that space.

It's the same order that made it possible for the Charter Market to be held every Tuesday.

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