THE popular Rockbourne Fair returns to Salisbury Racecourse next month.
The event, which organisers say offers ‘unparalleled artisan shopping’, will take place from Wednesday, October 18 to Friday, October 20.
Once again, the event will fundraise for The Stars Appeal, Salisbury Hospital’s charity.
The fair is open for late-night shopping on Thursday and features more than 100 handpicked stalls, offering products ranging from fashion, cosmetics, jewellery, gourmet food and luxury homeware, to toys.
Last year, the Rockbourne Fair raised £51,000 for the Stars Appeal.
Lord Pembroke, president of the Stars Appeal, said: “The Rockbourne Fair is a win-win for everyone involved.
“Shoppers get a jumpstart on their Christmas lists, and we get invaluable support for our charity.
“We owe much to the voluntary organising committee whose tireless efforts make this event a yearly success.
“The funds we raise help spearhead projects that create tangible, positive change for both patients and staff at Salisbury District Hospital.”
Bev Moulding, committee chair, said the fair is a celebration of community, as much as a chance for people to pick up some special bargains.
“Rockbourne Fair has always been more than a shopping event – it’s a fun, social experience, supporting small businesses, and of course, supporting our Salisbury Hospital,” she said.
“We welcome everyone to come with their friends, enjoy lunch in the restaurant, and ‘Shop the Rock’.”
When is the 2023 Rockbourne Fair taking place?
The event will be held at Salisbury Racecourse, Wiltshire, SP2 8PN.
Parking is free.
Opening times are:
Wednesday, October 18: 10am-5.30pm
Thursday, October 19: 10am-8pm
Friday, October 20: 9.30am-3pm
Entry costs £5 (special £3 entry after 6pm on Thursday)