Contact, Volunteer, Advertise & Trade

Volunteer & Help Us On The Day


As well as new team members throughout the year, we’re also looking for people who can spare anything from a few hours to all day on Beggars Fair day to help with…

  • Selling programmes
  • Directing visitors (“Where are the nearest toilets?”, “Where is the Park?” etc)
  • Traffic management
  • Support on our Information Stands

Join The Team!

The Beggars Fair just doesn’t appear out of thin air unfortunately. It doesn’t just get knocked up a few weeks beforehand either. There is a small Team that organise the event in the many months before July. There are others needed on the day to help assemble stages, on the information stands, selling programmes etc.

If you want to join our team or volunteer to help in any way, beforehand or on the day, then we’ll never refuse an offer of an extra pair of hands. This annual event is run entirely by a group of enthusiastic volunteers that meet once a month or thereabouts. So if you have a talent, skill or just enthusiasm that could benefit the team in organising 2024’s event then email David (Chair) for further information.

Knowledge of…

  • IT (any other cPanel, WordPress, PHP, CSS nerds out there?)
  • Print programme design (currently using Scribus)
  • Traders (Book & organise)
  • Publicity (Write press releases, Proof Read Programme, Collect & distribute programmes& on sale posters, etc)
  • Technical (Sound systems etc)
  • Planning acts
  • Management (Apply for event premises licence, Arrange insurance, etc)

…or just enthusiasm would be wonderful as many hands make light work.

And no previous festival experience necessary!

Take Part

If you want to be considered for performing at the next event then email us via the Take Part page, but leave it towards the end of 2023 please. The deadline is end of Jan 2024.


Like the performers, we like our traders to be based local to Romsey. Pitches are available in the Cornmarket and Church Place areas. Please note that we cannot accept applications from traders selling alcohol due to restrictions imposed on the day. You must apply before the end of April due to the necessary red tape and other paperwork. Please leave it to the end of 2023 before applying.


Programme Adverts

Quarter, half and full page adverts are available in our 48 A5 page full colour programme.


  • Mortgage Stop
  • Test Valley BC

If you’re a local business that would like to sponsor our Cornmarket, Church Place or Memorial Park venues, or support us in other ways, then please contact David, our Chair, as we’d love to hear from you.

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