Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Crowthorne May Fair
1) What is the Crowthorne May Fair?
Answer : The Crowthorne May Fair is a fun, family event held on the first bank holiday Monday in May for families on the Morgan Recreation Ground every year in Crowthorne. It has stalls, tea and coffee, beer, ice cream, bouncy castles, the fire engine, music, dance and the best priced plants in the country. Up to 2,000 local people attend every year and support the Fair which has been running for several decades.
2) Who organises it?
Answer : A small team of volunteers from St John's C of E church in Crowthorne work from late December to April every year to put together the show.
3) I want to donate something/goods to the May Fair?
Answer : Fantastic! The May Fair relies very heavily on donations of help and support. Please email
4) Where does the money raised go?
Answer : The money goes into the church funds from which donations are made to the various mission charities the church supports. Please search for "Missions" on this web site for more information. The church has donated ten of thousands of pounds to charities over the years.
5) I have a local business can I have a stall at the Fair?
Answer : Unfortunately the answer is no as the whole Fair is organised by the church and it is not a "Commercial" event.
6) What is the difference between the "May Fair" and the "Crowthorne Carnival"?
Answer : The Fair is organised by the Church and runs EVERY YEAR , the Carnival is run BI-ANNUALLY by the Crowthorne Carnival Committee. The Carnival is an event where local traders can promote their goods. Please contact Mr Ken Newland from the Carnival if you want to have a stall there. Please email
if you want to get information about the Carnival.
7) I want to help out at the Fair who do I contact?
Answer : There are many small activities and bigger ones to do. Please don't be put off helping us! Everyone can help no matter what your skill set. By helping you will connect to the community and the church and you'll certainly learn new skills! Look at is as personal development and an opportunity to meet new friends. Please contact the May Fair Committee at
. Come to St John's Church on Sunday at 10 a.m. and ask about it after the service when we have a cup of tea or coffee.