Cheam Fair first started in 1977, and today it’s one of the largest annual local community events. It’s fun day out for everyone especially families. What’s more, with new attractions and more stalls than ever, the Fair has grown year on year – some 6000 people attended in past fair’s.
This year’s fair will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May, in Cheam Recreation Ground. The organisers, Cheam Rotary Club, make a point of showcasing community groups like Cheam Gym Club, Fighting Fit Martial Arts, and Carshalton Cheerleaders who put on displays throughout the afternoon.
Over 50 local businesses and charities manned stalls at the Fair running competitions and tombola’s, or selling everything from honey to plants, and handbags to cakes. There was also a children’s funfair, traditional attractions including Punch and Judy, a balloon race, coconut shy and hoopla.
Although the main theme of Cheam Village Fair is fun, over £100,000 has been raised for charity over the years.
Cheam Charter Week
Saturday 9th May – Sunday 17th May 2015
Cheam Charter Week comprises a series of events that will take place in the days leading up to the fair – and the day after. This will include the celebration of the traditional Fair day of 15th May in line with the terms of the Charter.
Cheam Charter Week was created to give local groups an opportunity to engage with those who live and work in and around Cheam.
Please go to www.cheamcharterfair.org.uk for more information and details.
Highlights of Charter Week:
There will be a Networking Evening at The Prince of Wales Pub, Malden Road on Wednesday 13th May from 6pm giving local businesses and other organisations a chance to meet with each other and local councillors to exchange ideas. The event is free but please register online. See website for details.
Late Night Shopping in Cheam Village on Thursday 14th May shops and cafe’s will open late, pop down shop till you drop and then treat yourself to dinner!
The main Charter Fair will take place on Saturday 16th May from 9am to 1pm in Park Road, Cheam Vllage. Come and join the fun at this lively and historic fair. Over 60 stalls including local crafts, home-made foods, plants, local charities and businesses. Music and drama displays, lots of fun activities for children and NEW this year the KinoVan…a mobile cinema in Cheam!