Keswick Victorian Fayre takes place on the first Sunday in December. It has live entertainment by local artists, bands, choirs, and dancers in the Market Square and in Packhorse Court throughout the day as well as a children’s funfair. There are over 30 charity stalls selling homemade crafts, produce, festive food and drink, together with games and tombolas. The Fayre gives local charities the opportunity to raise their profile as well as raising much needed funds. To enquire about having a stall at the Fayre please email us at



Schedule Of Events


10.15             Dave & Co

11.00             Opening Ceremony

11.15             St Herbert’s School Choir

11.55             Cockermouth Ukulele Band         

12.50             Keswick Amateur Operatic Society

13.30             Committed to Rock

14.30             Cockermouth Mechanics Band

15.15             Raffle

15.20             Carols with Cockermouth Mechanics Band & Committed to Rock


11.30             Keswick School Wind Band

12.00             Father Christmas arrives

12.30             Hunter Hall School Choir

13.05             Balfagan Dancers

13.30             Hunter Hall School Choir

14.10             Cockermouth Ukulele Band

15.00             Father Christmas leaves


11.40             Balfagan Dancers

                        Taylor’s Children’s Funfair

                        Dealer Smith – the Victorian Rat Catcher

The Fayre Organisers & Sponsors

Rotary Club Of Keswick
Keswick Lions
Rotary Club of Bassenthwaite


Lakes and Dales Co-operative
Packhorse Court

Other Sponsors

Booths Supermarket * Alpkit * Star Beauty * Keswick Market Traders * The Necessary Angel * Keswick Ministries * Ye Olde Friars * Rohan * Poets Interiors * Oglethorpe & Broatch * The Cornish Pasty

Since my arrival in Keswick one of the Christmas highlights has been the Victorian Fayre. A chance for the community and voluntary organisations to come together and do something that benefits the town and its residents. It has also been my privilege to welcome stall holders and others at the end of the day to a short Carol Service at St John’s, a chance in word and hymn to celebrate what is good in our town and to say thank you to God for his generosity for each other and beauty of the place. It is great to see Keswick has a vibrant community life and it’s great to be able to support its nourishing and flourishing!


Rev. Charles Hope

Vicar of Keswick St John’s with Borrowdale