The Downton Cuckoo Fair is back for 2022 and takes place today (Saturday April 30).

This is the first fair to be held since 2019, which was the event’s 40th year.

The fair officially opens at 10am, covering three main performance areas in the village - The Bull Hotel, The Goat and the Maypole.

There will be many stalls for different causes, to support all the organisations who have missed their last two years of fundraising, as well as live music, performances, Morris dancing, and maypole dancing.

The road will be closed from Tannery Bridge to the A338, and organisers are asking to people to remove their cars from the Co-op car park after 6pm on Friday for preparing for the fair.

However, the event is tinged with sadness this year as Alfredo the Pirate has passed away.

Entrance costs £5 for the day, which includes a programme for the event.

To help keep access routes open for emergency vehicles, organisers are asking attendees to park in one of the official car parks, which you can find on the website:


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