News from around the fairs

There’s plenty of activity around the fairs scene at present – as the build-up starts to the two-day postcard fest at Shepton Mallet next year.

Festival of Cards ’17 organiser Barrie Rollinson has a full house for the massive hall at the Bath & West Showground in Somerset for the country’s biggest fair on February 24/25.

But there’s plenty of action to come before then.

It was Clive Baker’s Canterbury fair today and there’s another big event at Kempton Park next Saturday (Dec 17), with the Royal National Hotel, London, the following day.

There’s no shortage of big fairs after Christmas either – with Wickham (near, Fareham, Hampshire) on December 27 and both Tolworth and Gloucester on December 28.

The Wickham and Kempton fairs will be the last to be organised by David Mouser, who has been putting on events for 42 years. David will still be on the postcard scene, but is handing over the reigns of his two shows to Tristan Brittain.