Beer and Music Festival
Supporting the youth community of Fairford
The immediate future of live events is unknown at the moment but we're forever hopeful, and are still busy planning for FairFest 2020...
21st - 23rd August 2020
And in the meantime, see what we got up to in 2019 below and on our Facebook page. See you soon!!
What is FairFest?
FairFest is a FREE event brought to you by a team of hardworking volunteers from Fairford Rugby Club. We bring together the best of local bands and musicians, family entertainment, great food and refreshing beers and ciders for a perfect 'sunny' summer festival ... all weekend long!
And 2019 is our 10th Anniversary! So come along for our biggest and best weekend ever!
FairFest is going green
Limited edition FairFest eco-cups will be available at £1 each to keep
...reuse them all weekend.
We're doing all we can to ensure there are no single-use plastics at the festival.
Fantastic food, fire and tunes!
Live music from acoustic guitarist and DJ Jules in the beer tent from 6pm, followed by a silent disco from midnight.
Over 30 Real Ales and traditional Ciders. Full bar open from 6pm till midnight.
Bouncy castles will be available for the kids from 6pm - wristbands are £3 per day or £5 for the whole weekend.
Lynwood's Coffee Pod will be open from 10am and Airstream Diner from 11am.
Amazing Dodgy Burgers - handmade burgers cooked under the bonnet of a real American Dodge Charger!!
Whole chickens cooked on giant 16ft BBQ trailer (probably the biggest mobile BBQ in the world!). You must try our fire roasted chicken wraps and corn roast, and Pizza in the Park are back with their wood-oven-baked crispy based pizzas! Yeeha!!
Our giant braziers will make the night glow around you ... and are perfect for toasting marshmallows!
We'll also have the award-winning Cotswold Chippy and the FRFC Buttie Van will be serving their famous footlong hot dogs.
Plus more exciting new food stalls appearing this year - check our Facebook page for regular announcements.
BIG TUNES SATURDAY
A massive day of live music!
Join us for breakfast! Airstream Diner will be serving breakfast croissants from 10am
10 bands and acts from midday till midnight on the outdoor stage.
Over 30 Real Ales and traditional Ciders. Full bar open from 12pm till midnight.
Hot and cold food all day including ...
Lynwood’s new Coffee Pod serving amazing coffees and snacks from 10am
American eats from Airstream Diner
Fish and Chips from The Cotswold Chippy
The FRFC Buttie Van with their Footlong Hot Dogs!
...more food stalls to be announced ... check our Facebook page for regular updates.
2019 headliners - The Shadow Monkeys
Our very first headliners from 2009 - Breeze - are back
Genghis Khan with local artist Jackie Cribley
Guitarist Darren Hunt
Royal Soul Duo
Indy rock band Cheshire Brooks
Acoustic guitarist Jim Keir
Steve Degutis and The Connections
Local band Rude Mood
Guitarist Jimmy Moore
...and more to be announced...
All new Children’s activities for our 10th anniversary...
Bouncy castles will be available for the kids all day long - wristbands are £3 per day or £5 for the whole weekend.
Children’s activity tent including arts & crafts and our giant chalkboard.
Get involved with Former Special Forces Survival Instructor Jeremy Holt:
12pm - "How to let off different kinds of fire extinguishers – everyone is welcome to have a go"
2pm - "How to make your own survival tin – everyone is welcome to make their own tin"
4pm - "Competition – alternative uses of things in a survival situation"
...more activities coming soon.
Trade stands, workshops, face painting and professional Henna tattoos.
CHILL OUT SUNDAY
Relax and enjoy!
Come and enjoy the tunes, have a beer and a bite to eat.
Cool acoustic music from guitarist Joe Slone, soloist Chris Reed, and the famous Farmer John (Oooo Aarrr!!) in the beer tent from midday - bring your instrument and join in the open mic session!
Not to be missed - dog racing from 2pm - bring your pooch for a spin (weather permitting)! Then have a bet on the charity tote - terrier racing at 3pm.
And NEW for our 10th anniversary - Rock and Roll Bingo from 3pm! Awesome prizes to be announced soon.
More afternoon events to be announced - check our Facebook page for regular updates.
Huge thanks to all our amazing sponsors - without you this fantastic festival would not be possible ...big love!!
You can join in the fun too - Sponsor a Barrel and see your name and/or logo on one of our full size beer barrels, in pride of place at the bar all weekend. We only have a limited number of barrels so make sure you get in quick!
Or maybe you’re a bit more adventurous and would like to sponsor other parts of the festival ... perhaps the main stage or bouncy castles are more your thing, or even the toilets ... everyone will be paying them a visit at some point! Let us know below... every sponsor will appear on our website, be displayed at the festival and mentioned on our Facebook page.
WHO HAS FAIRFEST HELPED?
In the last 9 years of FairFest, and with your support, we have been able to donate over £7500 to local groups and clubs, including...
Fairford Rugby Club Youth and Seniors
Fairford Town Charity
Fairford C of E Primary School
Fairford Tennis Club
The Farrell School of Irish Dance
Eleri and Poppy
All have benefitted as a result of your amazing support for FairFest, so come help make our 10th festival even bigger and better, having a fantastic time and helping do great things for your town and community.
THE SERIOUS BIT
Entry to FairFest is FREE all weekend. All we ask is that you enjoy the music and purchase your food and drink from the lovely local vendors inside the festival.
No food or drink can be brought into the festival site. Thank you for your co-operation.
Children's bouncy castles can be used with a wristband. These can be purchased from the festival and cost £3 per child for one day, or £5 per child for the whole weekend.
There may be charges/donations requested for other activities and these will be clearly displayed at the festival.
We're aiming for a 'zero single-use plastic' festival - you can help by purchasing a limited edition reusable FairFest cup for just £1. Bring it with you each day and refill it throughout the festival. Please note, all refills are full price. Cups provided by HappyCups.
All information about the festival will be published here and/or on our Facebook page as soon as it becomes available, but if you need any more details or would like to speak to the organisers please contact us.