Devizes Lions will again be holding its popular May Fair in Devizes Market Place and Corn Exchange on May 6th 2019.

The fair will be on similar lines as previous years, but enlhanced in a number of ways.
In addition to trades & charities, a new class of stall is being introduced - for artisans who produce goods for direct sale to the public. 

Full details of the Fair, including entertainments and other attractions, are being finalised and will be published here.

Booking forms for stalls will be available early in January. They will be sent automatically to those who have taken part in previous years, but if the address or person responsible has changed since then, please let us know.
Any other potential stallholder is invited to get details from:

John Hurley, 5 Clifford House, New Park St, Devizes SN10 1DR, telephone 01380 722893.


These are some of the stalls and entertainment we are planning:

  • Lions Plant stall
  • Classic cars in the Brittox
  • Devizes Good Afternoon Choir
  • Lions Medical/Diabetes/blood Pressure testing in the Market Place
  • Photo treasure hunt & “Walk with a purpose”
  • Danny Toogood’s gallopers (carousel)

And lots more ........



.... and this is what we did last year:

All day entertainment for all the family including:


Giant slide - Children’s Roundabout - Male Majorettes - Live Music - Punch & Judy - Hot Food & Refreshments - Displays - Steam Engines - Competitions & Games - Charity and Trade Stalls - Fantasy Radio - Army and Air Cadets  - Information - Bric-a-Brac, etc


Stalls & Refreshments - Bouncy Castle for young children

And a mobile ‘Strange Old Things’ Museum with artefacts, crafts, dressing up boxes, history talks & free identification service for your curious objects.

BOOKINGS: If you would like space for a stall, you can download booking forms here:

May Fair Trade Booking Form
May Fair Charity Booking Form


Wiltshire Council approves Lions May Fair.

After a lot of work and help from Devizes Council,   Health and Safety experts, local organisations and Wiltshire Council, Devizes Lions have now got permission to run their annual May Fair on Monday 7th May. Occupying most of the Market Place and the Corn Exchange from 9 until 3 there will be lots of traditional events including--

Live Music, Punch and Judy, The Male Majorettes, Steam Engines, Rides and Bouncy Castles, Stalls, and refreshments.

Last year the Fair was cancelled when negotiations with the Council  broke down and we are much better prepared this year.   We did lots of research on getting good event plans prepared and were able to persuade Wiltshire Council that we had it right and had a lot to offer the town.

The event is subject to a Lions Event Management Plan which has been negotiated with Wiltshire Council and Devizes Town Council. The full document can be viewed or downloaded here:

May Fair Event Management Plan

There will be lots of fun for the family on May Day in Devizes.

Fun for all the family on the Bank Holiday Monday at a traditional village fair in Devizes Market Place from 9:00am.

Live music will be by the LAYLOW BAND 

Laylow is a Swindon band and will play a lot of popular music from the fifties to present day. Good family entertainment!

Contact us if you would like more information, you will find contact details on our Contact Page.

Visit our Club Projects page to find out about previous Devizes Lions May Fairs



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