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!

The Vegan Street Diner

Simon's Pies

Zooinverse Designs


Paw's Animal Sanctuary

Mini Angels

Lake Therapy

Ladda Thai

Kristy's Kids Facepainting

Hell's Bakery

Helen Arkell


Lions Heartstart

Green Life Designs


Gemini Studios

Farnham Youth Choir

Farnham Veterinary Group

Farnham Leisure Centre

Farnham Chropractic Wellness

Edgeborough School

Dropzone Gaming

Cotton & Olive

Coffee Can

Chawton House

Challenge Fencing

Cath's Attic

Best Farnham Kebabs

Anytime Artisan

Air Training Corps

Wolf of Well

Vince's Ices


Farnham Lions logo


Donut Man

Fun Fair


Fab Fairs

Kiddies Marquee

Book Reading

A-Plan Insurance

Portraits by Pear Tree

Abigail J Marsh

Pics & Squiggles


Just some of the stalls at the Fayre ...


Just some of the stalls at the Fayre ...


1400 Opening of the Fayre

By Farnham Town Mayor Brodie Mauluka

1415 Brobed Stils

Led by Farnham Mayor Brodie Mauluka, this popular band will open with a mix of old and new blues, rock, reggae, soul and African music. Their special blend of warmth and musical excitement will set the tone for an afternoon of musical fun.

1545 True Deceivers

The True Deceivers will be celebrating their first 20 years in 2024 and looking forward to the next 20! Since forming, 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, and incorporating a growing catalogue of original songs.

Their unique style has been forged from their earlier work with much loved bands such as Eat the Sofa, the Blazing Homesteads and Plenty, and this good-time feel has made the True Deceivers regular favourites at festivals across the UK.

In 2019, the band released their long-awaited third album, My Own Highway, a mere seven years after the well-received Hell or High Water. They have promised that the fourth album will not be as long in coming. Mind you, that’s what they said last time…


The Rattling Catflaps have been rattling around Surrey and Hampshire for over a decade, delivering their own blend of groove and grunt with a cheeky grin. They love jangly melodic guitars, vocal harmonies, bolstered by a glorious rhythm section.

The style varies from atmospheric ballads, through boppy indie pop, to solid rock. Be sure to wear your dancing socks!

The name? Inspired by Dave the cat, who got so excitable he ran through a catflap and took most of it with him, leaving the rest rattling in the breeze.


Beyond the Sons are one of the youngest professional rock bands in the country.With an average age of just 14 years old, they are already making waves on the festival circuit and will be the youngest band ever to grace the main stage at Weyfest 2024. They also hold the title for the world’s youngest musicians ever to have performed at a prestigious Sofar Sounds gig.

Their covers have been praised online by heavyweight bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown and My Chemical Romance, as well as by the global music press. Last year, their first original single, “Never Die”, was played at sold out arenas across the country.

With infectious energy and blistering guitar solos, Beyond the Sons are the real deal and not to be missed.

1930 Sleeping Dogs

‘Sleeping Dogs’ are:- Ken Carol – Keyboards, Simon Cromey- Vocals, Dan Boothman – Bass, Spud – Guitar, Sim – Drums,Spud, Ken and Dan – (Guitar, Keyboards and Bass) have played together since 2009 in various bands and were joined by Sim in 2017. It wasn’t until 2021 that they met Simon, the singer and became the ‘Sleeping Dogs’. 

Whether they Play the Joe Cocker version of ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born To Run’, or The Santana classic ‘Smooth’, the Powerful Vocals of frontman Simon Cromey Soar out above the Swirl of the Hammond Organ, the Searing Guitar and the Driving Rhythm section. 

“We are very much looking forward to performing at ‘The Farnham Carnival’ 2024”

Check them out on Facebook at Sleeping Dogs Rock Band

2100 Thanks and Goodnight

From John Beer, Carnival Chairman

With huge thanks to Richie Ellmer at Weyfest for organising the live music.


1500 Opening of Children’s Corner Entertainment

by Councillor Michaela Martin followed by

Mr Muddle

The return of Mr Muddle to this years Carnival brings a feast of muddle-some comedy magic, featuring his new friend Eric the duck from Peking. He will amaze audiences young and not so young with his card magic, but watch out, he needs to wear a blindfold because he is a ‘peeking’ duck after all!!

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

Mr Muddle’s magic box will be on hand to give one magical assistant the chance to show their magical skills to the carnival audience. Fun balloon twisting will, once again be a popular feature throughout the afternoon.

1630 Mr Magic

More shocking and hilarious antics from Mr Punch and Mrs Judy.

1700 Mr Muddle

The finale show will baffle both young and old when one lucky assistant will be transformed into a magic water pump, to the delight and amazement of the audience. Come and join in the magical fun; you never know you may be part of the show!



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