Rally 1542

Breamore House, Fordingbridge, Hants, SP6 2DF


29th April 2022


2nd May 2022


Site Fee - £6.00 per night

Admin Fee - £4

We rally by kind permission of Philip Crouter

Downton Cuckoo Fair, Invite to East Dorset Centre

Traditionally the arrival of the cuckoo was seen as the onset of good weather and the Downton tradition of “opening the gate” to let the cuckoo through is the basis of the fair.

The Cuckoo Fair takes place in Downton village which is about 2.5 miles North of Breamore.

 This traditional village fair has been running for over a quarter of a century and attracts 20,000 people, for Maypole, Morris dancing and folk entertainment. There will also be over 300 craft stalls and demonstrations.

 Line dancing, street entertainment, music, the Downton Brass band and plenty for the children. It takes place on the Saturday of the first May Bank Holiday and is held to welcome the arrival of the Cuckoo and the onset of good weather.

​There should be ample parking at the Downton School, just before the traffic lights on the right.

​Rally commences: 12-00 noon

This rally is being run by the Committee, Rally slips please to Peter & Janet Fitzgerald. Tel: 01243 672959

Directions: From A31/A38 junction, go north on A338 for approx. 7.5 miles, watch for brown Tourist Board signs.