A free event, revitalising community spirit

Previous fayre highlights

A free event, revitalising community spirit

Previous fayre highlights

A free event, revitalising community spirit

Previous fayre highlights

A free event, revitalising community spirit

Previous fayre highlights

New Romney Country Fayre - Sat 27th July 2024
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, come and see what the largest free event on Romney Marsh has to offer!

Enjoy a spectacular carnival parade, as well as 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 facilitated the raising of 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!

Save the date! This year's Country Fayre will take place on Saturday 27th July 2024

Whether you're a Country Fayre first-timer, or you've been taking part for years, we can't wait to welcome you to New Romney's biggest free summer community event!

And we need YOU, the community to get behind us and help us celebrate everything that makes New Romney a great place to live or visit! Check out our website and Facebook page for details of how you can get involved, whether as a sponsor, advertiser in our programme, stall-holder, arena performer, parade participant, or volunteer. We can't wait to hear from you!

In celebration of this year's King's Coronation - this year's parade theme will be UNDER THE SEA!

The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway will be running two Country Fayre Specials from Dungeness and Hythe to arrive in New Romney at 9.35am allowing time to pick a spot to watch the Parade. which starts at 10.15am from The Marsh Academy. For further information: www.rhdr.org.uk

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


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 at the Marsh Academy in Station Road, New Romney - post code TN28 8BB which will be open until 6pm. 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.