The English Country Garden in 2019

A look back at the fun and games that took place at our last event in 2019.

The English Country Garden in 2019

A look back at the fun and games that took place at our last event in 2019.

The English Country Garden in 2019

A look back at the fun and games that took place at our last event in 2019.

The English Country Garden in 2019

A look back at the fun and games that took place at our last event in 2019.

New Romney Country Fayre
Welcome to the largest free event on Romney Marsh!

Looking for a great day out for all the family? Then, look no further! New Romney Country Fayre is one of the best annual free events in Kent, organised by the community, for the community. Taking place on the last Saturday in July each year, why not come and see what the largest free event on Romney Marsh has to offer?

From a spectacular carnival parade, over 100 stalls selling local produce, crafts and gifts to 2 arenas of all-day entertainment with all the fun of a traditional country fair. You'll also be doing your bit to help the community too. As well as attracting over 5000 visitors every year, New Romney Country Fayre has helped to raise over £300,000 for good causes too. Peruse over 100 stalls selling local produce and traditional gifts from Romney Marsh. And if that hasn't whetted your appetite - where else could you experience Morris dancing alongside a falconry display and watch 16 golden retrievers performing in time to music!

IMPORTANT UPDATE RE 2021 COUNTRY FAYRE

We are very sorry to announce that this year's Country Fayre, scheduled to take place on Saturday 31st July 2021 has been cancelled. Having sought advice from the Safety Advisory Group and NHS England, applications for large-scale events are not being considered at the present time due to the continued uncertainty with regards to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Although our event would, in theory, take place after the 21st June planned lifting of any lockdown restrictions, we have been advised we would not have received approval for the event to take place. Some people have asked why we couldn't just move the date and hold it in August.

It takes around 6 months for our event application to be reviewed by members of the Safety Advisory Group and they have informed us they are not approving any large-scale events for the foreseeable future. Each Country Fayre is 12 months in the planning. We should have started preparations and fundraising in January, which obviously we could not do due to lockdown.

We hope our supporters will understand our decision. The whole committee are extremely sad at not being able to stage this year's fayre. However, we will be back on SATURDAY 30TH JULY 2022 when we hope to once again stage an event the whole community can be proud of.

Find out more about this award-winning free event

"We had a great day watching the fabulous entertainment. Wonderful community spirit."

New Romney Country Fayre visitor

FAQs

New Romney Country Fayre at a glance

  • Where is the fayre held?

    New Romney Country Fayre takes place in the heart of the town on St Martin's Field and Fairfield Road Recreation Ground. The postcode is TN28 8DA.

  • What's the best way to get to New Romney Country Fayre?

    If coming by car, we have a free car park close to St Martin's Field. The postcode for satnavs is TN28 8DA. Overspill parking is available at the Marsh Academy in Station Road, New Romney. Please note that there will be road closures in place while the parade takes place from 10.15 am until 11.00 am.

  • Can I get to New Romney Country Fayre by public transport?

    Yes! Let the train take the strain! We've teamed up with the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway who run two 'Country Fayre Special train services from Hythe and Romney Sands which will arrive in New Romney in time for the parade. Check out the RHDR website on: https://www.rhdr.org.uk/ for more info.

  • How can I take part in the parade?

    Anyone can take part in the parade - from individuals to groups and certificates and trophies are awarded each year to parade winners. Check out the Take Part page of our website for more details.

  • How can I become a stallholder at the fayre?

    New Romney Country Fayre showcases all that is best about Romney Marsh and we're always on the lookout for new stalls selling local crafts, gifts, etc. See the Exhibitors page of our website for how to contact our stalls coordinator.

  • What sort of arena entertainment do you have?

    We love to feature a mix of local talent, plus some bigger arena acts at the Fayre. Our packed arena schedules feature acts as varied as local dance groups, Morris troops and majorettes, to falconry displays, dog and duck shows, acrobats and marching bands. There really is something for everyone!

  • Who organises the fayre?

    New Romney Country Fayre is organised by a team of less than 20 volunteers and is a non-profit making event. All proceeds are ploughed back into staging the following year's event, which costs in the region of £11,000 annually. Outgoings include public liability insurance, road closure orders for the parade and hire of essential services. Please buy our programme, which only costs £1 and is an important income stream for us to keep the fayre going.

  • Is New Romney Country Fayre accessible for the disabled?

    Yes - in addition to designated disabled parking, the site is open and flat and wheelchair accessible. We also provide fully accessible toilets.