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The Alverstoke Michaelmas Fayre : 24th September 2022

On 25th September the 2021 Michaelmas Fayre beat expectations.  The crowds returned to enjoy a record number of stalls plus all the entertainment, music and refreshments.  The closure of Green Road added much to the ambience, safety and enjoyment of the Fayre.  A wonderful community celebration from which again £20,000 has been raised by local causes and charities.  Even in the churchyard over 1300 traditional fete games were played and enjoyed!

Join us in 2022 on Saturday 24th September 2022

between 11.00am to 4.00pm throughout Alverstoke Village.


Michaelmas Fayre Enquiries

To find out more information please send an enquiry to the Secretary and Chairman using the box below. 

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Enjoy a traffic free Alverstoke village for an afternoon packed with marching bands, 100 plus local organisations with stalls, plenty of food and drink, the village shops at the heart of Alverstoke, music in the church, and so much more.  A fabulous community atmosphere makes for a memorable event.  The day ends with a packed Community Concert drawing on a whole range of musicians in St.Mary’s Church from 7.00-9.00pm concluding with the wholehearted singing of ‘Not the Last Night of the Proms’.

Find the Kid’s Messy 10 Penny Fun Fete in the churchyard through the afternoon, along with music performed in St.Mary’s.

St.Mary’s Church is pleased to be a partner with Gosport Rotary Club in hosting the Fair.  Some £20,000 or more is estimated to be made by the many community groups and charities which are represented allowing them to invest in their work, volunteering and activities around Gosport. Please come along and offer all the support you can give on such a worthwhile occasion when a community comes together.

For the Fayre Brochure 2022 the Festival Chairman has written:

This year will be my first year as Chair of the Alverstoke Michaelmas Fayre Committee.


That’s my first ask of the local community.


Spare a few hours per month to help the committee organise the event? 

 Contact me via the Enquiries Form above and let’s discuss.


Planning has started for this year’s event, with the Organising Committee drawn from Gosport Rotary and St Mary’s PCC.

 Last year’s Fayre saw approximately £20,000 raised for local Charities and Community Groups, with large donations made to the Mayor of Gosport’s Charity Appeal, Alverstoke Parish Centre, and Gosport Rotary.

 We will have all your favourites back, entertainment from The Big Noise Samba Band, The HMS Sultan Volunteer Band, The New Thorngate Singers and the Harry Strutters Jazz Quartet as well as the Walls’ Funfair and the Kiddies 10p Messy Fete. There will be around 150 Stalls with some interesting new faces.

 In closing, I would like to thank Colin, for his sterling work as Chair over the last 5 years.

 More to come, and hopefully some new faces to assist.

John Lovell

Gosport Rotary

Chair of the Alverstoke Michaelmas Fayre Committee’