Welcome spring and its cuckoos at the Downton Cuckoo Fair

Downton, Wiltshire

Maypole and morris dancing, craft stalls and Wiltshire’s farm produce are just some of the many things you’ll find at this free event in May.

Celebrating the arrival of the cuckoo with spring, the Downton Cuckoo Fair is a free event held on the greens of the picturesque Wiltshire village of Downton, near Salisbury.

See maypole and morris dancing, watch rural craft demonstrations and buy gifts from the craft marquees, watch a Punch and Judy show, laugh at the clowns, listen to live music or simply sit down with a picnic and soak up the atmosphere at this lively family event in May.

There is also a wide selection of food and refreshments and a farmers’ market. What’s more, entry to the fair is free so why not make a long weekend of it and allocate some time to explore nearby Salisbury as well?

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