Beggars Fair 2015

Saturday 9 July 2016

Music, dance and street entertainment will return to Romsey on Saturday 9th July, when the 24th Beggars Fair takes place. Expect to see and hear over 80 acts across 20 venues and all for free at Romsey’s Summer Music Festival.

View from the Cornmaket Stage
View from the Cornmaket Stage

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 Cornmarket Main Stage
The Cornmarket Main Stage

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.

Melting Pot Stage next to Romsey Abbey
Melting Pot Stage next to Romsey Abbey

View from the Cornmaket stage photograph © Ben Goddard

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9th July, Romsey, Hampshire