Redland May Fair

Redland May Fair

       Bank Holiday Monday
    1st May 2017

        at Redland Green

The Redland May Fair is an extremely popular, free, local event held on Redland Green, on the first May Bank Holiday each year. With a wide range of stalls, activities, displays and entertainment, it brings together thousands of fair goers.

Volunteers & Marshalls...

To help in the running of the biggest free community event in the area, we are always looking for volunteers.

If you can volunteer and be part of this vibrant occasion please email

Click here to find out more about becoming a volunteer

Applications for Stalls...

Information about how to apply for a stall will be available from late December. If you wish to be added to our mailing list or find out more about applying for a stall then please email

The closing date for applications will be in mid February.

Click here for more information on Stalls


Calling Potential Entertainers...

If you are interested in participating, then please click here to find out more and to download the Redland May Fair Entertainment application form.

Send the completed application form by email to

All applications must be received by 14 February.


Anyone wishing to advertise in our popular Redland May Fair programme,
please contact
ambling band at the redland fair 2013

Officially opening at 1pm, you can find a wide variety of around 120 stalls selling plants, clothes, toys, jewellery, books, bric-a-brac and much more. There is always a delicious selection of food on offer from home made cakes and snacks to world fare. Teas and refreshments are available in the church hall and at the tennis and bowling clubs.
Redalnd fair swingboats
gaslight choir
book stall

There is lots to see and enjoy at the May Fair, with children’s entertainment and music from groups and choirs, such as the ever-popular Ambling Band, the Redland Wind Band and the Redland Green Choir.

Many local schools, societies and organisations have a presence at the fair, so there is an opportunity to meet up with old friends or make new ones. Plus you can explore the beautiful 18th century Redland Parish Church, which welcomes visitors throughout the afternoon. 

Please note no alcohol is permitted at the fair.

All this is provided by a small committee of volunteer organisers  - on behalf of the Redland & Cotham Amenities Society (RCAS) - and a band of volunteers on the day.
The Redland May Fair is a not-for-profit, free community event. Stall fees help to pay for entertainment, infrastructure and administration costs and every year the proceeds of a bucket collection are given to a nominated charity.

The cone climber in the children’s playground on Redland Green – the result of the 2011 May Fair.

2015 cheque presentation to LifeCycle UK

LifeCycle UK was our nominated charity in 2015 - Bristol's year as European Green Capital. Members of the May Fair Committee and RCAS present a cheque for £2,000 to
Ed Norton of LifeCycle UK

Volunteers are always welcome click here to find out more

redland fair food
fantastic cake