The 763rd annual Cheam Charter Fair

The 763rd annual Cheam Charter Fair

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 14th May 2022

 Free

The fair is thought to date back to 1259 when Henry III granted Cheam a charter making it a town. Firm historical records of Cheam Charter Fair date back to the 1800s when a fairground accompanied the market.

The fair is steeped in custom, with traders traditionally marking out their stalls with chalk in advance of the fair.

The fair starts with it’s popular traditional opening ceremony:

08:45 – 09:00 The bells of St Dunstan’s Church are rung to welcome the fair.

09:00 – 09:30 A procession comprising the Mayor of Sutton, local school children and the choir of St Dunstan’s Church starts at 09:00 from the Lych Gate of St Dunstan’s Church. They process to Park Road to open the fair which comprises over 60 stalls relating to local charities, societies, businesses and other organisations.

The fair ends at 13:00 but Cheam Charter Week events continue.


Contact and Booking Details

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 14th May 2022

 Free

Booking details and information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer: All information given is correct at the time of compiling the listings. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

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