THE Salisbury Charter Fair is returning this month.
The event, which features a host of stalls, rides and attractions, will take place between October 15 and 18 in Market Place and Guildhall Square.
Salisbury City Council said the fair will light up the centre of the city with “an exciting variety of traditional and modern rides, stalls and attractions”.
In 1227 – seven years after the building of Salisbury Cathedral began – King Henry III granted a Charter to the Bishop of Salisbury to hold a fair on the third Monday in October.
Now, almost 800 years later, the Charter Fair continues to bring thousands of people to the Market Place each year, bringing fun for all the family, including traditional fair favourites including the carousel, dodgems and waltzer.
And this year, the Oxygen ride will be on offer for thrill seekers, as well as street food and sweet treats.
Mayor of Salisbury, Councillor Atiqul Hoque, will officially open the Charter Fair at 2pm on October 15, alongside fellow Salisbury City Councillors and members of the Showmen’s Guild Western Section.
Juvenile rides will cost £2 until 6pm, with the fair open from 2pm until 9pm on Sunday, and 11am until 10pm, Monday through to Wednesday.