The Holyrood Street event is a fabulous family day out with a host of live music, Street entertainment, food and lots of unique stalls to keep you going.

Chard Street Fayre 2023 by Brian Quinn

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Stall information

We have 52 stalls confirmed.

Entries for this year fayre have now closed.

Main stage timings

10-10.30 Tootin Hoodlums Saxophone Quartet
10.30-11 Local legend John Gudge
11-11.30 Kelly Leigh School of Dance
11.30-12noon Tootin Hoodlums Saxophone Quartet
12-12.30 Chard Evolution Majorettes
12.30-12.45 Chard Carnival Royalty
12.45-1.30 Betsy Goodman
1.30-2 Tootin Hoodlums Saxophone Quartet
2-2.30 Chard Brass Band
2.30-3 Blackdown Acapella
3-3.30 Chard Brass Band
3.30-4 Blackdown Acapella

Parking info


A day packed with live music & entertainment.

We have a great line up of entertainers, groups and individual performers on our main stage or along Holyrood Street.

Suited for all tastes and styles

Blackdown A cappella

A cappella is a performance by a singer or a singing group without musical accompaniment.

Betsy Goodman

Betsy is a 29 year old singer, actress and very recently became a Mum for the first time! She has lived in Chard for just over 6 years and now classes it as her home!

Betsy sings a large variety of styles from the 50s right through to modern day - jazz, pop, acoustic, classical, country and musical theatre.

The Tootin’ Hoodlums’

Back by popular demand

A local saxophone quartet who play a range of music, from specialist arrangements to film music and modern pop covers!

The group - Oscar on Soprano, Pete on Alto, Olivia on Tenor, and Jake on Baritone (that’s smallest to biggest sax!) - met through playing in various ensembles at school and in the local area, including ‘Saxminster’ (Axminster’s big saxophone ensemble) and ‘WeFunk’ (a local funk band).

Get ready to be “blown away”!

Kelly Leigh

Local legend

John Gudge began playing the harmonica at the age of five. and on the day of the street fayre will be approaching 82! Age is no barrier and in fact John is getting more adventurous with his style and genre, Jazz to classical , Easy to folk,

He may even do the odd request!

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