Rockbourne Fair 2023: All you need to know ahead of racecourse event

ON Wednesday, October 18, Salisbury Racecourse will come alive with the sound of shopping as the 2023 Rockbourne Fair gets underway.

The annual autumn shopping extravaganza, in aid of Stars Appeal, Salisbury Hospital’s charity, runs from Wednesday until Friday, October 18 to 20.

This year, organisers promise more than 100 carefully-curated stalls will offer an array of unique products, ranging from the latest in fashion, cosmetics, and jewellery to artisan foods, luxurious homeware, toys and other quirky gifts.

Late-night shopping runs on Thursday until 8pm, with visitors encouraged to make a day of it: meeting friends, enjoying lunch at the restaurant and making a head start on their Christmas shopping.

Every purchase made directly helps the Stars Appeal in reaching its target of £1 million, for enhancing patient care and creating tangible, positive change for both patients and staff at Salisbury District Hospital.

Bev Moulding, committee chair, said: “The final countdown has begun. We’re looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new people who make the journey to ‘Shop the Rock’.

“Let’s make it a fair to remember, celebrating community, small businesses, and raise as much as we can to help our local hospital.”

For more information, and a sneak peak at this year’s stallholders, visit

Rockbourne Fair 2023 opening hours:

Wednesday, October 18: 10am to 5.30pm
Thursday, October 19: 10am to 8pm
Friday, October 20: 9.30am to 3pm
Entry costs £5, with special £3 entry after 6pm on Thursday.

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