The St Margarets Fair is a fantastic day out for the local community, during the height of summer.
Held on Moormead, it is a day jam packed full of fun that will keep you thoroughly entertained. We've got all the details for the 2019 fair below and you can view full timings here.
Support local schools and charities by buying food and drinks at the fair.
Please note that all profits from St Margarets Fair will raise money for local schools and charities. By buying food and drinks at the BBQ stall, beer and Pimms tents you are making a positive difference to important local causes. For this reason we ask that visitors do not bring food and drinks to the event. Buy at the fair, enjoy and support our community.
On the day, keep an eye out for any stall with the "Run by the Fair" sign - all profits from here go directly to our local schools & charities. Fair stalls include the Tea Tent, Beer Tent, Pimms Stall and BBQ.
2019 FAIR PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:
The annual 5-a-side football competition will be taking place on the Moormead playing fields from 9am. There are categories for years 3-6. Registration is from 8am with the tournament taking place between 9am and 12pm and the final will be at between 12pm and 1pm on the main field. Click here to download the registration form.
THE DOG SHOW - LITTLE MOORMEAD
The famous St Margarets Fair Dog Show returns for its 15th year.
Compete in fun categories to showcase your dogs’ talents and personalities, including the legendary ‘Leave the Sausage’ Challenge.
Entry is £5 per category (includes a gift bag) with all proceeds going to our selected charities. This year, the categories are:
Handsome Hound - over 6 months
Gorgeous Girl - over 6 months
Happiest Puppy - up to 6 months
St Margarets Got Talent - tricks, impersonations and look-a-likes
Best Rescue Dog
Golden Oldie - 8+ years
‘Leave the Sausage’ Challenge - for the Butch Parker Trophy
Best in Show
Show starts at 1.30pm
Register on the day between 12.00 – 1.15pm (register early as spaces are limited)
Please note: If your dog is uncomfortable in close proximity to other dogs or being approached by strangers, please do not enter them into the show.
Sponsored by Vets in St Margarets / Vets in Old Isleworth
St Margaret’s Elastic Band 11.45 - 12.15
The St Margarets Elastic band enjoys the mantle of being celebrated as a ‘local band’. The band started in 2001 and over the years has established regular playing spots at local fairs, charity functions, street parties, house warming parties and other activities. In recent years, they have played concerts at White Lodge in Richmond Park, Hampton Court Flower Show and Marble Hill Park.
James Fumiya 12.20 - 12.50
James Fumiya is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Isleworth. His music is influenced by artists including Tom Odell, George Ezra, Lewis Capaldi and Mumford and Sons. James has played at the Richmond Frost Fair with Radio Jackie and at The Basement Door charity. We are all hoping this is the year his music really takes off and reaches a wider audience.
Maisy Johnson 13.00 - 13.30
Maisie Johnson is an 18-year-old country/folk singer-songwriter from St Margarets. Having known that she wanted to be a performer since she can remember, she started writing songs and teaching herself to play guitar at age 12 and started performing aged 14. She has since also taught herself to play the mandolin, banjo, ukulele and charango. "The Beginning", a live EP of original songs recorded at The Basement Door in Richmond with her sister Alice, was released in July 2016. After going solo and joining forces with percussionist Sam Thyr in January 2017, Maisie released a new EP "Sixteen" on December 1st, 2017 which peaked at #3 on the UK iTunes country album chart on the day of its release.
The Vertigos 13.40 - 14.15
We are excited to have the Virtigos join us this year, who were voted runners-up to this year’s battle of the bands. The Virtigos are Serena, Joe and Millie, three 15-year-olds from Whitton and St Margarets, and they are one of the new rising stars touted with having lots of talent, potential and fantastic energy during live performances.
The Underground Vault 14.35 - 15.20
The Underground Vault are a British rock band with retro blues influences. They are being regarded by many as the best unsigned band in the UK and are currently working on recording their second EP, Oppression, due to release in the summer.
Absent Kings 15.40 - 16.30
Absent Kings is a four-piece Richmond-based band. Having performed at the Hanwell Hootie in 2016 and the Basement Door on several occasions, they are now gaining a reputation as an energetic live indie band and one of the upcoming acts to watch out for in the near future.
Sugar T and the Swells 16.50 - 17.40
Sugar T and the Swells deliver classic R’n’B and Rock’n’Roll of the 50s and 60s – think Etta James, Dinah Washington, Little Richard, Johnny Otis, Ray Charles – with a 21st century attitude. Whether they play at sweaty dive bars and clubs, dance halls, local festivals Sugar T and the Swells are guaranteed to get any audience off their feet and onto the dancefloor.
Strange Child 18.00 - 19.00
We are proud to feature Battle of the Bands finalists Strange Child, a four-piece Chiswick-based indie band formed in 2015, who have influences of soul, funk and jazz. Alongside their own compositions, they play a mixture of covers in their own style. They play regularly at various venues in Chiswick, The Basement Door in Richmond and the Half Moon in Putney. They have performed at the Hanwell Hootie every summer since 2017. In 2018, their highlights also included a slot on the Platform One Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival in June and at the O2 Academy Islington supporting Alexis Kings. Members include Max Eastland Park (Vocals + Bass), Stanley Fleet (Lead Guitar), Harry Smith (Rhythm Guitar) and Matteo (Drums)
NEW FOR 2019: CHILLOUT TENT
This year brings an exciting new Fair area, the Insync Chillout Tent, with a relaxed beach vibe, and drawing on the talent pool of local DJs and competition winners from Orleans Park to provide the soundtrack.
It will be the perfect place to relax and unwind, with the DJ playing chill-out music and a bar nearby.
As another "Run by the Fair" endeavour, proceeds from this tent will also go to our local schools and charities, so grab a prosecco or Pimm's at the Fair bar and chill out with us.
The Castellers of London 14.15 - 15.15.
We are delighted to be welcoming back The Castellers of London to the St Margarets Fair. Building castells, or human towers, is a Catalan tradition that dates back more than 200 years. Castellers of London was born in 2015 with the objective of promoting the tradition of castells in the London area. This year they will be joined by special guests - Govindas of Mumbai! Come and see them on the main field from.
London Scottish Rugby - Passing Cage
London Scottish run mixed-ability, mixed-gender rugby, and are located at Richmond Athletic Ground. The emphasis is on all players getting involved and having fun, and you don’t have to be Scottish to join us! Throughout the season we have a series of competitive matches and tournaments interspersed with training days, and we finish the season with a tour. With dedicated RFU accredited coaches, plus LSFC 1st XV players coaching we provide a safe and fun environment for the developing players. Want to learn more? Come visit us at the “Passing Cage” and chat to some of our coaches and players.
Twickenham Academy of Dance 15.30 - 16.00
Twickenham Academy of Dance has been providing dance training to girls and boys from Richmond, St Margarets, Twickenham, Isleworth and Whitton for 25 years, consistently maintaining very high standards and a 100% exam pass rate.
Marble Hill Dance Studio 16.15 - 16.45
Marble Hill Dance Studio now serves Twickenham as one of its premier dance schools. Children dance throughout the week at Orleans Park Secondary in ballet, modern, tap, contemporary, jazz and other classes, and are inspired by experienced and passionate teachers. Many of our students go onto train vocationally at The Royal Ballet School, Tring, Arts Ed and Elmhurst, and they dance professionally with companies such as ENB youth and Matthew Bourne. And for those who dance as just a hobby? We foster and instil confidence, discipline and a life-long love of dance.
Crouching Tiger Karate 17.00 - 17.30
All you need to start Crouching Tiger Karate is enthusiasm and a desire to learn! Everyone is welcome to train at Crouching Tiger, you don’t need any special clothing or equipment and there are classes available in St Margarets for all ages and abilities. Come watch our demonstration and please visit our website for more information. E