Applying to operate a fair

Anyone wishing to apply to operate a fair on council-owned land is required to give us notice prior to the holding of the event. We require a minimum of one month's notice.

We will need to inspect the fair operator's public liability certificates and the equipment's operational compliance certificate before permission is granted for the fair to operate.

Fairs are controlled by the Showmen's Guild and there are regulations that give fairs the right to operate on particular sites and at particular times based on previous visits. There are also controls concerning the timing and distance between fairs.

To apply to run a fair on council land, please complete the form below and return it to us using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

 Special Events Application Form (PDF 69KB)

Current fairs that operate in Dacorum

  • Webbs Amusements on the Moor in Berkhamsted. For further information contact Berkhamsted Town Council. Telephone: 01442 228945.
  • Greens Fair on the Common in Kings Langley, as part as part of the Kings Langley Carnival.
  • T Smith and Son who operate in Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead, Pound Meadow in Tring and Bovingdon Green. 

Contact us

Chris Price - Outdoor Recreation Officer
Email: chris.price@dacorum.gov.uk
Telephone: 01442 228765

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