By / 10th November, 2016 / News / No Comments

Do you know that Morpeth Fair Day is organised and managed by volunteers from Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade? The Chamber doesn’t have anyone working on fair day full time, it is all done by wonderful people who give up their free time through out the year to plan, prepare and deliver fair day for residents, visitors and businesses in the Town and local area.

The fair has been going now for approximately 30 years (so long we are struggling to pin down the exact year it started!) and a few long standing planning volunteers have stepped down to pursue other interests and opportunities. We are incredibly grateful to them for all of their hard work and very sad to say good bye to them after so many fabulous years working together to make fair day a great day for the town. A huge thank you to them and a big good luck for the future from the Chamber and the Fair Day Committee.

Due to these changes we have some key areas of fair day planning to cover and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our fair day planning team. Areas to cover include (but not restricted to):-

  • Parade Coordinator (traditionally vintage car and bikes)
  • Stanners Coordinator
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Event Safety Officer (during fair day)

Morpeth Fair Day never stands still, it is constantly evolving and developing depending on the interests of our volunteers as well as feedback from visitors and stallholders. But without enough volunteers fair day is in danger of not being deliverable in its current size and format, we need your help!

Do you or someone you know have an interest in volunteering a few hours a month to help deliver Morpeth Fair Day? You don’t need any specific event planning experience and you will receive the support of the Fair Day Committee to help you learn the role and processes involved in fair day, the most important requirements you need to have are enthusiasm and the time to commit to a planning role ( fair day committee meetings are held once a month on a Tuesday evening between September and June). If you have these we would love to hear from you!

As well as planning roles we also need volunteers on the day to be stewards, answering visitor questions, ensuring a safe set up and closing of the day, directing traffic and manning road closure barriers. Stewards can volunteer for just an hour of the day – to a full day, we would love to hear from you if you would be interested in helping out during fair day.

If you would like more information about how you could get involved in volunteering please contact us by completing a volunteer enquiry form or email us via Thank You!