Sunday 14th July 2019

Venue: Chawton House

Visit Chawton House for the Summer Fayre. There’ll be craft stalls, workshops, storytelling and plenty of Regency entertainment within a large marquee in the Chawton House gardens.

Try your hand at lace tatting or calligraphy, browse the beautiful stalls with handmade arts and crafts or take part in traditional games.


11:00Fayre opens
11:30-12:15Hampshire Regency Dancers demonstration and audience participation
12:30-13:00Writing Women’s Rights Curator’s talk in the Library
13:30-14:15Hampshire Regency Dancers demonstration and audience participation
14:30-15:00The Secrets of Chawton House – talk in the Great Hall
15:00-15:45Hampshire Regency Dancers demonstration and audience participation
16:00Fayre Finishes


All day drop-in sessions

  • Costumed Storytelling
  • Traditional Fête games (led by the Knight family)
  • Calligraphy
  • Photography
  • Creative Writing
  • Lace Tatting

Craft market with over 30 stalls, open all day.

Please download the Summer Fayre poster.

Tickets to be purchased on the gate, no advanced booking required:

  • General Admission: £5
  • Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children): £18

(Please note that only some rooms of the house will be open on this day. Neighbour passes and annual tickets will not be valid).


We have now confirmed stallholders for the Fayre but if you’re interesting in joining the reserve list, or in joining the mailing list for the Christmas Fayre callout, please download this callout for stallholders poster and contact Louisa for an applicaton form: