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The Charter Fair has over a number of years celebrated the coming together of the old and the new: the right to hold a market with a Charter granted over 700 years ago by King Henry II, and Bridport’s Citizens’ Charter, reflecting the principles of 1998 Human Rights Act, and confirming Bridport becoming the U.K.’s first Rights Respecting Town.

The former, with the market now listed in the top ten markets nationally, and recognised locally as “The Heart of Bridport” has helped shape the Town’s character over the centuries – the latter will be influential in determining its future identity. The re-named Bridport Community Charter Fair is now a partnership initiative together with Bridport Town Council, Bridport Community Fair and ~the national (now International) Love Your Local Market. 

This event seeks to reflect the diverse creativity, passions and pastimes of the Bridport Community, with all ages and interests welcomed and encouraged to take part.


Bucky Doo Square (10am-3pm) 
10am-1130am  Bridport Big Band 
1150am-1235pm  Bridport Choral Society 
1250pm-1.30pm  Shiraz 
1.45pm-2.45pm  Rough Assembly 
Mountfield (930am-3.30pm) 
9.30am-10am  Maypole Dancing & Crowning of the May Queen 
10am-1015am  Presentation of Awards by Bridport Deputy Mayor, Ian Bark 
1030am-1045am  Bridport Young Performers 
11am-1130am  Trumbonium 
1150am-1220pm  Local Vocal 
1240pm-1.10pm  Wyld Morris 
1.30pm-1.45pm  Bridport Musical Theatre 
2.05pm-2.35pm  Phoenix Youth Band 
2.50pm-3.20pm  Ukrainian Choir 
PLUS! Children’s Area with local artist, Jo Burlington and “OOPSWOW!” Facepainting with Bridport Young Performers, and look out for Rexy! 


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