MARCH

Stamford Mid Lent Fair

The Stamford Mid Lent Fair arriving on Mother's Day each year, is a Royal Charter fair, and a modern-day version of the many fairs held in the town through the ages. It is one of the largest Street fairs in England when the latest technology in rides mingles with ancient buildings! 

Rides and sideshows in 5 streets.

The Stamford Fair, likely referring to one of the beast fairs of Elizabethan times, is mentioned by Shakespeare in his play 

Henry 1V part 2.

                    MAY


FOOD AND GARDEN SHOW

The month of May sees the Food and Garden show which is held on the Meadows. Plants galore! 

                  JUNE


STAMFORD IN BLOOM EVENT

Volunteers get together to create extensive flower displays within the town centre. It is not unusual to see a "floral chair" displayed outside each shop!

              JUNE/JULY


STAMFORD FESTIVAL WEEK / ROCK ON THE REC

Stamford Festival starts with a carnival of floats and there are lots of activities for all to enjoy during the week. Rock on the Rec takes place on the recreation Ground usually as part of the Festival week.

Floats parade

Sir Richard visits the shops

           SEPTEMBER

Biennial Georgian Fair

A special event featuring fancy dress of the period, special shop window displays, horse drawn omnibus rides and activities for all.

          NOVEMBER


CHRISTMAS FAIR and lights switch-on

This seasonal event usually takes place on the last Saturday in November and comprises a festive market and Christmas lights switch-on event. Shopping, mulled wine, entertainment for all!

                              FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MARKETS

Ironmonger St

The Friday market in Stamford is by Royal Charter and is one of the largest in the country with stalls in 3 streets. It is on EVERY Friday excluding Christmas Day. Some of our stall holders have been attending for many years and are well known by residents. On Saturdays there is a smaller market with stalls in High Street, and in Red Lion Square following the completion of roadworks there.

Broad Street