A Brilliant Day at Buckham Fair

Every August, Martin and Philippa Clunes invite the public to their beautiful Dorset farm and host  BUCKHAM FAIR  For one summer's day a verdant field becomes a fair ground and raises funds for a local charity.  This year Weldmar Hospice was the chosen charity.  

This is the fifth year of Buckham Fair. We have always wanted to attend but things just never worked out for us...until this year.   It was amazing! 

There is a Fun Fair with games, a fun house and lots of exciting rides...

And balloons!

There are artists and trade stalls, so many wonderful shopping opportunities.

And lots of lovely food. There are too many options to mention.  If you are old enough, you can wash it all down  with  the local tipple, beer from Piddle Brewery.  There is even an old fashioned Ice Cream Vendor.

And best of all, there are animals!   Horses and ponies for eventing...

Ferrets for racing...

And dogs.... beautiful dogs....everywhere!

There all sorts of events and activities for dogs and their owners including dog shows, obedience trials. and an agility course for all to enjoy.

And if you are very lucky, you might get to have your photograph taken with 'Doc Martin' 

Also known as Martin Clunes!  


  1. What a lot of fun. I have always enjoyed fairs, and it is all the better because it is raising money for a good cause. And Doc Martin too!

    1. It was a day fun, food and furry friends. And Doc Martin! : )


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