Charlbury Street Fair 2018 – Seeking Volunteers

Charlbury Street Fair 2018 – Seeking Volunteers – Meet up on January 20th

As promised here are details of our first 2018 meeting.

We cordially invite anyone who is interested in joining the Charlbury Street Fair team to come along to meet the Street Fair team Saturday 20 January @ 6 pm in the Cornbury Room behind the Bell Hotel – with thanks to Luke and Leigh at the Bell for these facilities!

If you have any time or skills to offer, big or small, we’d love to see you. New volunteers are vital to keep this popular community event going.

We have found last year’s format – a ‘Core Team’ of about six people and a wider Committee team of over 12 seems to work well. Ideally, the Core Team will meet once a month, the wider team less frequently. We have ‘space’ for people who want to offer only a couple of days, or for others who can spare a day or more a month!

Particular help is needed for a) making the arrangements for the Stalls, b) arranging the Open Gardens event, and c) for a new role as Street Fair Coordinator – something like a ‘production’ or ‘project’ manager to keep us on track.

If interested do please come along on 20th January or contact us via

Happy New Year!

John Dora, Chair, CSF Committee

Thank you all!

Well, the Accounts are almost completed and very many thanks to Carolyn Ashton (Treasurer) for all her hard work. Thanks, too, to all sponsors, givers, and volunteers. The Corner House and War Memorial Hall are now over £9,300 better off.
A fantastic result given that this year’s committee were mostly newbies (but acknowledge the generous and wise advice from their predecessors). Also, the sound system and stage cost over £1000 more than last year but we’ve had nothing but praise for it. And, the stalls takings were down (we’re looking into that). 2018 promises to be a record breaking year.
If you’d like to volunteer, in any capacity, even just for a couple of hours on the day, please contact our Secretary – Hannen Beith either via this site or direct on We hope to garner a large group of volunteers this year, to spread the load, and to have even more fun!
John Dora (Chair).

Exhibition of children’s entries

Do go along to the Memorial Hall to see the Exhibition of all the children’s entries to the Street Fair Art Competition!  The theme of course is “Alice in Wonderland” and the children from the Primary School have really embraced this subject with some wonderful vibrant images.  As judging is always so difficult, there are quite a few “highly commended” so do go and see if yours is among them.  Open Saturday 10-5.30, Sunday 10-4.30.



Exciting Silent Auction Lots!

Here’s a preview of some of the exciting lots everyone can bid on at the Silent Auction this Saturday. Bidding opens at 2pm and closes at 4.45pm. Find us outside the Rose and Crown by the Grand Draw, opposite the Hog Roast. Look forward to seeing you there, don’t miss the opportunity to win something special!

1 hour private yoga class, 20 minute flight round the Cotswolds for two in a twin engined aircraft, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park family ticket, Biomechanical screening and an hour-long Pilates mat lesson, Blenheim Palace family day pass, Bottle of House of Commons White Wine signed by Robert Courts MP, Choc family cinema ticket, Clarimore traditional manicure, Cogges Manor Farm family ticket, Cotswold Falconry Centre family ticket, Cotswold Motoring Museum family ticket, Cotswold Wildlife Park family ticket, Cottage in Charlbury for a Cotswold break, Crocodiles of the World family ticket, Eynsham Hall Afternoon Tea for 2, Fairy Tale Farm family ticket, Oxford Ice Rink family skate ticket, PGA Professional 1 hour private golf lesson, Ride to Stow on the Wold in a Morgan with breakfast, Royal Oak Printing whole day course with lunch, Wilderness tickets, Wychwood Brewery VIP Tour for 12.

Slainte join the evening line-up


Irish band Slâinte, who many of you may remember from previous years are also now confirmed to playon Saturday evening. Slâinte are a five-piece band specialising in Celtic music. They have built up a massive following among fans in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland , America, Portugal and Italy. Slâinte features five members who between them play an extraordinary variety of instruments – harp, penny whistles, flute, fiddles, guitars, banjo, electric bass, mandolin, bodhran, bouzouki and a range of harmonic voices – which means a huge range of sounds.