What's it all about?
A Community Event, Revitalising Community Spirit
The New Romney Country Fayre is held annually on St Martin’s Field and the Fairfield Road Recreation Ground in New Romney in the centre of the town. It is the largest free event on Romney Marsh, attracting over 7000 residents and visitors from all over the south-east of England. The volunteer committee was originally set up in 1994 with the first Fayre taking place the following year.
Since 1994, the Fayre has grown into a huge attraction and has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for local organisations and charities who take part in the event.
The Country Fayre brings the whole community together and is all about promoting traditional family fun. It has become an event that the whole town can be proud of.
There are 2 arenas offering a full day of entertainment, surrounded by 100 stalls selling produce of all kinds, crafts, tombolas and games. The day kicks off with a noisy and colourful carnival parade through the Town.
Support Your Community Event - Be part of the team
If you've visited the Country Fayre and marveled at how the whole event is put together - why not come and join us! We're a dedicated, friendly team of volunteers from all walks of life. Some of us are retired, some work full-time, most live in and around New Romney, but not everyone. We would love to grow our organising team - all you need is bags of enthusiasm, some spare time and a desire to keep community spirit alive in New Romney.
Some of the jobs our volunteers do include:
- Acting as Parade Marshals
- Setting up Road Closures for the Parade
- Managing and running our Refreshment Stall on the day
- Selling Programmes
- Helping with the setting up and clearing away of Country Fayre equipment
- Helping to sell advertising space in our programme
- The organisation of fundraising events
If you feel you could spare some time to help with the organisation and preparations or want to help out on the day itself, then please contact us.