Diary Of Events

** Rescheduled to Friday 11th – Sunday 13th June 2021 **

We’ve got another fun weekend lined-up for you, see below for details. 

See a full list of what’s on below or download a PDF Diary of Events here

Friday 11th June 2021

TGI Festival Friday! – live music and dancing in the main marquee

7.30pm – 8.30pm: Junior Disco

9.00pm – 11.00pm: Live music with The Dirty Smooth

 

10am – 4.30pm: Fairford Art Society Exhibition in St Mary’s Church.

 

Saturday 12th June 2021

** Fairford Festival of Fiction – in the Literary Tent** – Line-up to be confirmed

Headlining the year we have Russell T. Davies is the multi-award-winning TV writer, the creator of Years and Years, Queer as Folk, Cucumber and the showrunner who brought back Doctor Who in 2005.

Rachael Stott is a comics artist who’s currently drawing Supergirl for DC.  Her previous work includes Doctor WhoStar Trek and Planet of the Apes.

Prof. Kate Williams is a familiar face on British television, the presenter of numerous documentary series on royalty, and a pundit on call for royal news.  She’s a historian, author and broadcaster with historical fiction and non-fiction to her name, including Rival Queens, on our Tudor theme.

John Connolly is a bestselling thriller writer, creator of the Charlie Parker series of detective novels, one of which, Book of Bones, is set in St. Mary’s church, Fairford.

 

 

10am – 4.30pm: Fairford Art Society Exhibition in St Mary’s Church.

10am – 4pm: Photographic display by Edwin Cuss with a Fairford History Society display in the Heritage Room of the Fairford Community Centre. Also Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the renewal and re-opening of Fairford Community Centre and Celebrating 280 years of the use of the building since 1738. Free entry to both exhibitions. For further information: enquiry@fairfordhistory.org.uk

10.00am to 4.30 pm:  FAIRFORD WALKERS -ARE-WELCOME Exhibition in the Cricket Pavilion.  Maps, routes, illustrations, walking leaflets etc.

12.00 noon: Fairford Festival Parade starts at Fairford Cricket Club. (Meet at 11.30am)

1:30pm: Farrell School of Irish Dance – Irish dancing display in the main marquee.

From 1.00pm: “A Have-a-Go afternoon of sports and clubs in Fairford”. An opportunity to find out more and try out some of the many sports and activities on offer weekly here in Fairford.

Come and try…football, rugby, cricket, bowling, tennis and more

1.00pm – 5.00pm: Children’s tent open

3.30pm – 4.30: Live music – Jordan Marvell

5.00pm – 5.30pm: Live music – The Ladies Rock Choir

6.00pm – 7.30pm: Live music – Boogie Me

7.45pm – 8.45pm: Live music – A’La-Ska

9.15pm – 11pm: Live music – Monkey Mafia

11pm – 12.45am: Silent Disco

 

Sunday 13th June 2021

09:45am: 3k Fun Run. Sponsored by Fairford Therapy Centre. Register from 8.30am (closes at 9.30am) in the FCC marquee. Entry fee £3 per person. Start in Park Street.

10.00am to 4.30 pm:  FAIRFORD WALKERS -ARE-WELCOME Exhibition in the Cricket Pavilion.  Maps, routes, illustrations, walking leaflets etc.

10am – 4pm: Photographic display by Edwin Cuss with a display by Fairford History Society. In the Heritage Room of the Fairford Community Centre. Also Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the renewal and re-opening of Fairford Community Centre and Celebrating 280 years of the use of the building since 1738. Free entry to both exhibitions. For further information: enquiry@fairfordhistory.org.uk

10.30am: 10k Road Race in association with Running Somewhere Else Running Club. Start in Park Street.

*New this year – Dog Show – provided by Lechlade K9 Centre*
 
Starting at noon, the classes are:
12.15 – Prettiest Girl
12.45 – Handsomest Boy
13.15 – Best Trick
13.45 – Waggiest Tail
14.15 – Dog the Judge Most Wants To Take Home
14.45 – Fancy Dress
15.15 – Best in Show
It’s only £2 entry fee per class. There will also be a ‘Have a Go’ agility course at £1 a go.
The Lechlade K9 Centre professional agility dogs, will be showing us how it’s done with their own display on the half hour.

 

1.00pm: The Kitchen Club’s Schools Cooking Competition Final – finalists from Fairford, Southrop, Ashton Keynes, Meadow Park and Ampney Crucis Primary Schools will go head to head in a “Masterchef” style cook-off. For more information: www.thekitchenclub.org.uk

1.00pm – 5.00pm: Children’s tent open

2.00pm: Fairford Festival Cake Bake Competition.

There will be two categories to enter: Bake a classic Victoria sponge and for the under 12’s, four decorated cupcakes with the theme being ‘Tudor’

For full details see our Cake Bake page here.

1.00pm – 3pm: tbc

1.30pm – 2pm: Live music – A Splash of Red

2.15pm – 2.30pm – Grand Prize Giving – winners of the baking competition and Where’s Ernest elephant trail announced and raffle prizes drawn.

3.15pm: Live music tbc 

2.30pm – 3.30pm: tbc

3.30pm – 4.30pm: Live music – Casual Ties

5pm – 7pm: Live music – with The Blind Lemon Experience

7.30pm: Quiz Night in the main marquee. £1 entry fee per person, maximum team size 6. Food available. Sponsored by Brunel Mortgages and Loans.

 

Sunday June 16th.

Fairford  is a great place to walk, and as part of Fairford Festival, Fairford Walkers-are- Welcome will be organising three special walks, around  2 miles, 4 miles or 6 miles, plus a Heritage walk..  Each walk will be led by people who know the area well, can take you to some of Fairford’s hidden beauty spots and can provide information on the route and ‘points of interest’.  The walks will start from the Car Park at the top of the High Street (next to St Mary’s Church) at 10.00am on Sunday 16th June

Sign up at the Walkers -are-Welcome exhibition at the Festival on June 8th and 9th, or email malcolmcutler214@gmail.com