Join us for all the fun of the Carnival Fayre at Gostrey Meadow this year! The riverside venue is a more relaxed, safer and larger area than our previous Castle Street location. This meant that our last Carnival – back in 2023 – we had a record number of stalls and the people of Farnham and the surrounding area came in their thousands to enjoy it all in the sunshine.
The Fayre runs from 2.00pm until 9.00pm and for much of that time you’ll be entertained from the stage by terrific bands, both local and from further afield, in a wide range of musical styles. There’s always a variety of food stalls and drinks tents to satisfy all tastes and all age groups. And there is also a large children’s play area, including entertainers who’ll keep the younger visitors fully entertained.
With all this, we can guarantee that there’ll be something for everyone – truly all the fun of the Fayre!
• STALLS AND FOOD •
Just some of the stalls at the Fayre ...
• THE 2024 LINE UP - MAIN STAGE •
1400 Opening of the Fayre
By Farnham Town Mayor Councillor Alan Earwaker
1415 Off The Record
One of the local area’s foremost rock cover bands, OTR has been hammering out classical rock and blues for several decades. Don’t miss the chance to see this awe-inspiring beat combo and enjoy songs you love to hear and dance to, from Bad Company to ZZ Top.
1545 Two Weeks In Nashville
After discovering their sound and identity on a trip to Nashville, TWIN conceived their name as a tribute to the music capital of the world. Best known for their raucous and electric live shows they have headlined grassroot venues across the UK alongside Supergrass, Scouting for Girls, The Hoosiers and Toploader.
1700 True Deceivers
Since 2003 the band have been developing their own distinctive brand of roots rock and Americana. Mixing fiddles, mandolins and guitars with high energy arrangements and tight vocal harmonies, incorporating a growing catalogue of original songs, they have become a regular favourite at festivals across the UK.
1815 Sleeping Dogs
Delivered with authenticity by a bunch of guys who have been playing for a long time. ‘Sleeping Dogs’ will take you on a musical journey from classic high energy rock with songs by the likes of U2, The Who, Pearl Jam and Free, to melodic soul from Bill Withers and Dobie Gray and outright funk from James Brown and The Meters and many more. Wait until you hear the singer . . . He’s the real deal!
Check them out on Facebook at Sleeping Dogs Rock Band
1930 Brobed Stils
Playing a mix of old and new blues, rock, reggae, soul and African music, this popular band, led by Farnham favourite Brodie Mauluka, will bring the day to a close with their special blend of warmth and musical excitement guaranteed to have you dancing until the sun goes down.
2100 Thanks and Goodnight
From Graham Noakes, Carnival Chairman
With huge thanks to Richie Ellmer at Weyfest for organising the live music.
• STOP PRESS - CHARITY DOG SHOW
Cancelled due to hot weather •
CHARITY DOG SHOW
RAISING MONEY FOR STREET VET
With Farnham Carnival at Gostrey Meadow
Puppy 1 and under, Loveliest Lady, Fabulous Fella, Golden Oldie, Young Handler
£5.00 per class per dog, if entering more than one class every other class entered is £3.50 per dog
Rosettes and Prices up to 8th Place
Lots of Goodies to buy on our stall
To Enter Call Farnham Veterinary Hospital 01252 750329. Email email@example.com
Or pop into the Practice at 1-3 East Street, Farnham GU9 7SX
CANCELLED DUE TO HOT WEATHER
• THE 2024 LINE UP - CHILDREN'S CORNER •
1500 Opening of Children’s Corner Entertainment
by Councillor Michaela Martin followed by
A popular feature at last year’s Carnival, Mr Muddle brings his own unique blend of magical mayhem including a disappearing elephant!
1530 Mr Magic
A Carnival favourite, Mr Magic brings you his popular ’kid friendly’ Punch & Judy show with plenty of laughs and excitement.
1600 Mr Muddle
Returns with more of his enthralling and ‘muddlesome’ magic. He might even be found twisting a few balloon curiosities.
1630 Mr Magic
More shocking and hilarious antics from Mr Punch and Mrs Judy.
1700 Mr Muddle
More innovative tricks and quick wit to entertain both young and not so young.
• CALLING ALL STALLHOLDERS •
Roll, roll up and get your stall space here! We only have around 40 non-food stall spaces available each year and around 6 food stalls and spaces are taken up quite quickly. We try to minimize stalls offering the same type of products in order to add variety and avoid competition for stall holders, so you need to get in quick – because when they’re gone, they’re gone!
If you would like to make an enquiry regarding a stall space, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org