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Beggars Fair 2016

Saturday 8 July 2017

Music, dance and street entertainment will return to Romsey on Saturday 8th July, when the 25th Beggars Fair takes place. Expect to see and hear over 100 acts across 25 venues and all for free at Romsey’s Summer Music Festival.

The event starts at 10:45am in The Cornmarket with the other venues and stages then following on. The running order and all the start times are listed in the Programme on sale now.


Throughout the streets and in venues all around the town, the best of local musicians bring you an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, blues, soul, rock, bluegrass, classical and world music. Together with colourful dance displays and children’s entertainment there is plenty of entertainment on offer.

From big bands on the Cornmarket main stage to intimate acoustic music in tranquil gardens, cheerful pub sessions and spellbinding storytelling there is something for everyone.


The Beggars Fair is an annual event run entirely by a small team of enthusiastic volunteers. It has been running since 1993 and is living up to its aims of showcasing local talent in a friendly environment.

The day has a great atmosphere that keeps bringing people, and performers, back year after year.

One of the original goals of the first committee in 1993 was “to create a new tradition for Romsey, involving musicians, dancers, entertainers and above all audience”. This it certainly now is. A truly unique community event and the busiest Saturday in Romsey all year.

If you would like to join the organising team, or help in any way then please Contact Us.

Beggars Fair Team 2016
Most of the Beggars Fair organising team. Fancy joining them?