Friends of the Rural Life Museum Summer Fair

Summer Fair Sunday 4th August, 2024

It is officially the Summer Holidays! Now is time for some family fun at the museum. Join us on Sunday 4th August, 2024 for a range of family activities.

Take a ride on the train or, if you prefer, a fire engine! There might even be a bus ride. Explore all of the exhibits and chat with the museum volunteers who maintain the objects around the site. Learn the stories behind Deek’s Cycle Shop, the School Room or the Dennis Collection and more. You can even watch disappearing crafts demonstrations.

Are you a competitive family? Test your skills by smashing crockery, playing skittles or trying to knock the dolly off the plinth in a healthy game of Aunt Sally.

Do you like handcrafted creations? Why not browse the food and craft stalls to see if you can find something to tempt you. Remember that food and drink is also available in the Garden Café. However, if you really want to make the day a family adventure use either the picnic area or the grounds to enjoy your own picnic.

Don’t forget to make your family outing complete bring along your dog. We are a dog friendly site although we do ask that they remain on their leads.


For Trade applications please use the Trade form below

Your Details

If you are intending to bring any electrical items, they MUST have been PAT tested. Items are required to have a green and white PAT testing sticker.

All pitches are outdoors only, traders must supply their own gazebo.

Access to the Museum site will be from 08.00am on the day, all vehicles must be off site by 09.45am.

There will be no vehicular access to the site between 09.45 and 16.30hrs

The Museum is open to the public from 10.00 until 16.00hrs

Pitch fee, to be collected on the day is £20.

Completed booking form will be considered confirmation of attendance.

For questions or queries please contact

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