The Street Fair organising committee regret to inform our guests
that the planned July 2021 Street Fair will no longer be taking place
due to current and possible future restrictions. We hope to
welcome all our guests and traders back in July 2022.
2019 Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony will take place at
12 noon. There will be two processions that will meet at the
Almshouses where Kim Newton, founder and trustee of Teddy20 will open
the Fair. The processions will leave from the bottom and the top
of the street with music and dancers and will the ceremony will be
followed by music and Maypole Dancing
2019 Entertainment Schedule
|Hambro Arms||Almshouses||St James' Church||The Street Fair Inn|
|11:00||Black Sheep||Quayside Cloggies (20m)||Organ Music||Milton Thatchers|
|11:30||Punch & Judy||Local Vocals|
|11:45||Antoine & Owena|
|12 noon Opening Parade - Top & Bottom of street to the Almshouses *|
|12:00||Claude & the Cats||Steps
in Time - Maypole
Village History Talk
|12:30||Sarum Morris||Local Vocals|
|12:45||Black Sheep||Courtlye Musick||Antoine & Owena|
|13:00||Quayside Cloggies (20m)|
|13:30||Claude & the Cats||Steps in Time - Maypole||Jigfoot|
|14:15||Sarum Morris||Milton Thatchers|
Village History Talk
|14:45||Punch & Judy|
|15:00||Black Sheep||Steps in Time - Maypole||Courtlye Musick||Antoine & Owena|
|15:30||Quayside Cloggies (20m)||Local Vocals|
|15:45||Claude & the Cats||Crossway Handbells||Jigfoot|
|16:00||Raffle Draw 4pm|
|16:15||Sarum Morris||Courtlye Musick|
|Dutch Organ @ the Vicarage (Graham Spencer)||Local History Exhibition in the Church all day|
|Dutch Organ @ St. Aldhelms (Shane Seagrave)|
* * * * *
2019 Street Fair Raffle
Tickets 50p per ticket/£2.50 per book
Available from The Post Office, The
Information Tent (Almshouses) and Raffle Sellers in the Street
|Lunch for 2 people & bottle of wine chosen by sommelier||Pig on the Beach, Studland|
|Dinner for 2 people and bottle of wine||Hambro Arms|
|Magnum of Veuve Clicquot Champagne||Giles Wigoder|
|£50 Voucher||Hall & Woodhouse|
|£50 voucher||Royal Oak, Milborne|
|MOT test||Kevin's Garage, W Stickland|
|Family ticket||Swanage Railway|
|Game of golf for 4 people at Milton Abbey course||Linda McLaren|
|Family entry ticket||Abbotsbury Children's Park & Swannery|
|Voucher for Riding lesson||Luccombe Riding Centre|
|6 bottles of red wine||Jamie Joicy-Cecil|
|6 bottles of red wine||Jamie Joicy-Cecil|
|6 bottles of white wine||Jamie Joicy-Cecil|
|2 car parking passes||Moors Valley Country Park|
|Family entry ticket||Russell Cotes House & Gallery|
|Family entry ticket||Keep Museum, Dorchester|
|Cream Tea for 2 people||Tea Clipper Tea Rooms|
This year, a
donation from the monies raised by Gift Aid at the Street
Fair will be donated to the Teddy 20 Charity. This is a
Blandford based charity that helps children with cancer and their
For the first time at the Fair we will be having Ferret Racing. This will be put on by Avon Valley Ferrets, a husband and wife team
who have dedicated themselves to
looking after and educating people about ferrets.
Please be aware that Milton Abbas is
situated in a valley in a rural Dorset location. With a nod to
the 18th Century, cell phones do not always work whilst in the Street,
although reception is possible at the top and bottom of the
Street. Credit Card facilities will be available in the Street
Fair Inn, but may be limited elsewhere at the Fair. Cash
withdrawals can be made at the Village Post Office, which is situated
towards the top of the Village.
The Villagers of Milton Abbas invite you to their 18th Century Street Fair
Whatever the weather, we hope you join in the fun of our Street Fair. We have tried to recreate the flavour of a country occasion using costume, rural crafts, entertainment and craft demonstrations. We expect to have over 100 stalls, with food and drink venues throughout The Street and Lake Field. The Lake Field, located at the bottom of the Street has additional stalls, entertainment and activities for children, including a mini fun fair and donkey rides. The Field also provides an ideal opportunity to relax in a slightly less congested area.
We hope that you will join in the spirit of the day and spend your money freely in support of local good causes which also benefit the communities in the surrounding villages and our nominated external charity for this year.
The ancient town of Middleton was founded in 934AD and was clustered around the Benedictine Abbey, nestling in the Delcombe Valley. King Athelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, granted the old town a market and a fair. This fair took place on St Sampson's Day. St Sampson was the patron saint of the ancient town and the Abbey.
Further information about the Village of
Milton Abbas can be found at the Village Website (miltonabbas.org.uk)
Fair begins at 11am and finishes at 5pm
There is adequate, free, managed parking for visitors to the Street Fair.
Fair welcomes disabled visitors, but please be aware that the Street is
on a hill
We have a varied range of Refreshment
stalls for you to enjoy.
The Street Fair has a wide range of stalls for your enjoyment, including demonstrations of traditional crafts.
Located approximately 30 miles south-west
of Salisbury, Milton Abbas can be found mid-way between the Georgian
market town, Blandford Forum and Dorchester in Dorset.
From Salisbury on the A354
Having passed through the village of Pimperne you will come to a roundabout at which you need to turn left onto the Blandford bypass. At the next two roundabouts go straight over, you will then pass through Thornicombe before the road dips into Winterborne Whitechurch. On entering the village take the second right hand turn (next to the Milton Arms Public House). Follow the road until you reach Milton Abbas.
From Poole on the A350
Having passed through the village of Charlton Marshall, eventually you will come to a roundabout ('Badger' roundabout) at which you need to turn left. You will then pass through Thornicombe before the road dips into Winterborne Whitechurch. On entering the village take the second right hand turn (next to the Milton Arms Public House). Follow the road until you reach Milton Abbas.
From Dorchester on the A354
Having entered the village of Milborne St. Andrew, you need to take the second left-hand turn (just past the Royal Oak Public House). This is sign-posted Milton Abbas.
From Shaftesbury on the A350
Following the A350, you will pass through the village of Iwerne Minster before eventually reaching Stourpaine and a roundabout marking the intersection with A354. Take the A354 (Blandford bypass) and at the next two roundabouts go straight over, you will then pass through Thornicombe before the road dips into Winterborne Whitechurch. On entering the village take the second right hand turn (next to the Milton Arms Public House). Follow the road until you reach Milton Abbas.
Approximate Journey Times
London - 3 hours
Oxford - 2 hours
Bristol - 2 hours
Chichester - 1 hour 40 minutes
Salisbury - 45 minutes
Poole - 30 minutes
London to Wareham - 2 hrs 15 minutes
London to Dorchester - 2 hrs 30 minutes
London to Salisbury - 1 hour 30 minutes