Welcome back to the Folk Festival Street Fair
There has been a street fair in Chippenham high Street for 30 years, bringing a range of exciting items including Arts, crafts, goods, jewellery, clothing, organic food and items of interest from as near as Chippenham and as far as Tibet!
Over the years the fair has become the most popular event at the end of May especially as it is connected with the celebrated Chippenham Folk Festival.
Now it has got even better.
The street fair is looking to show a preference to traders that are initially local, have reduced road miles, are artisan and craftsman based, organic and ethically produced.
There has been a proliferation of street food over the last few years at the fair which has not best pleased local outlets and in an effort to work with the community, something the festival has always championed, the street fair will not have any fast food or takeaway outlets this year but instead concentrate on a more eclectic range of goods. It is hoped that we will expand into maybe a farmers market to bring some truly local produce to the festival. There also will be a move to use the Market Place more with street entertainment and music leaving more of the high street for the usual mix of dancing and in particular, the grand parade that goes along the length of the town centre at 2pm.
More information and application forms to join the fair can be found on this PDF file, plus you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at the festival office. Leave a message on our answer phone on 01249 657190 and we'll call you back.