At The Heart Of Galmpton Life Since 1869


Gooseberry Pie Fair

Sunday 2nd of July 2017 (Gooseberry Pie Fair Takes Place Every Year on the First Sunday of July)

The first record of a Gooseberry Pie Fair taking place in Galmpton dates back to 1873, however its origins could be much older. The fair was revived in 1923 and again in 1951 for the festival of Britain, and then ran every year from 1968 to 1985. In 1995 it was re-launched as a street fair. Most stalls and events raise money for local good causes, with any surpluses from the fair itself going to local causes.

2016 Programme

12:30 Pie Arrives by Steam Train at Churston Station

12:45 Procession Leaves Station with the Pie Led by Piper Stan John, carried by Officers of the US Navy - BRNC and followed by our ‘Little Gooseberries’

1:10 Pie Arrives at The Manor Inn & is Welcomed by Dartmouth Town Crier and the Pie is Blessed by Rev Ian Blyde. Fair will be formally opened by U.S. Navy Officer Lt Kevin McTighe

The Manor Inn

1:30 - 2:30 Lesley Presley

2:45 - 3:30 Brixham College Big Band

3:45 - 4:30 Laurence Traverso

4:45 - 5:45 Harbour

Village Institute

1:15 - 1:55 Merriejig (Traditional 7 piece folk band)

2:00 - 3:00 Galmpton Traditional Jazz + Swing Group (Sponsored by Roger Richards Solicitors)

3:15 - 4:15 Galmpton Traditional Jazz + Swing Group (Sponsored by Roger Richards Solicitors)

5:45 Fair Closes

Gooseberry Pie Fair Photos