Fun-Fair & Entertainments

2022’s Fair

© Graham Butlin – Rowell Fair (2022)

Added: 24th July, 2022

2023’s Fair

© Graham Butlin – Rowell Fair (2023)

Added: 12th June, 2023

2024’s Fair

© Graham Butlin – Rowell Fair (2024)

Added: 26th June, 2024

Our thanks to Graham Butlin for his Drone footage above! 👍. Please note: There is no soundtrack
For more of Graham’s work on this website, take a look at our Proclamation Monday page.

The Rowell Fair itself is a week-long celebration and includes traditional events. The Fair takes over the town centre with fairground rides, street entertainment, live bands, food and a range of stands and exhibitors.

Father and child on ride at the Rothwell Fair

Show-Family Night

Takes place on the Wednesday evening before the Rowell Fair and is hosted by the Rowell Fair Society.

Its aim is to welcome the Show-people and their families and to share memories with Fair films from the past.

The Rowell Fair - Mother and Daughter enjoying fairground ride

The Fair opens at 2pm on the Saturday before the Proclamation and is open into the evening.

On the Trinity Sunday there is a Civic Service at Trinity Church followed by a civic parade in the town centre at 1:45pm and a Blessing of the Fair in the fairground, after which the Fair opens.

The Fair then opens weekday evenings and Saturday afternoon and evening.

It’s then up early on Proclamation Monday morning for the reading of the ancient Charter.

Steeped in tradition…

The Rowell Fair - Old black and white closeup photo of fairground

…with an eye on the future!

Raymond Pearson – Euro Flyer

Some of the families that make up the travelling fun fair have been coming to Rowell Fair for over 100 years. Many of the show people look forward to coming to Rothwell as they are warmly welcomed.

Fun-Fair photos at the Rowell Charter Street Fair
Stephen Holland – The Cakewalk

Our thanks to Martin Cooper from for the excellent photos! 👍👍

Fair Attractions – then and now (ish!)

Uploaded: Sunday, 4th September, 2022
Our thanks to Edd Hirst

This document that was featured on our previous Rowell Fair website. With fresh input from Society member, Edd Hirst, we’ve taken the opportunity to re-type it, add in even more information and give it a fresh coat of paint to make it easier to read. It features a chronological list of the Fun-Fair Attractions starting with the year, 1906.

Download a copy by clicking HERE
Includes 2024’s attractions! 😀

If anyone can help us fill some of gaps in this really important document,
drop us a line HERE.

Model Show

If the real thing isn’t exciting enough, there is also a Model Show at nearby Tresham Hall!

…and if all the fun of the Fair has you wanting more fun, don’t forget that the Fair Week has also featured…

Street Food

Vintage/Classic Car Show and other vehicles

Morris Dancers


Balloon Sculpting

Viking re-enactments

Pubs featuring live bands

See you there!!! 👍