The Fair is held in a beautiful 19th-century threshing barn and the Strawberry Fair fields at BN180LL. It is a great place to meet others who love rural Sussex, to buy donated local produce including herbs and shrubs from Binsted and Walberton Nurseries, and to enjoy a range of farming and local interest and craft stands. There are also Strawberry Teas, ice creams, childrens games, sheep and baby chicks. And some of Sussex's finest folk musicians will be playing traditional tunes in and around the barnyard.
This traditional country Fair has been put on for charities by the community of Binsted and its friends, for 28 years. In 2015 it raised over £6,000 in aid of Sussex Wildlife Trust, Friends of Chichester Hospitals and Binsted Church Repairs; in 2016 it raised over £6,500 in aid of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), CPRE Sussex and the South Downs Society, and Binsted Church Repairs. In 2017 it raised over £6,000 in aid of Water Aid, St Wilfrid's Hospice and Binsted Church Repairs.
If you would like to offer to help or to donate cakes or books or other produce next time, or have a question or feedback on the Fair, please in the first instance look on www.BinstedFair.org or email Mike Tristram and he will pass on your contact to the appropriate person on the Strawberry Fair Committee.
Please tell your friends about the Fair - share the poster below - and most of all, come along and enjoy its unique atmosphere in Binsted's amazing countryside. Countryside which is the haunt of dormice, Purple Emperor butterflies, wetland wildfowl, unusual wildflowers, and a community with great pride in our tranquil and beautiful place.