Home > Statutes Fair

Statutes Fair

History of the Statutes Fair

The Burton Statutes Fair has been running in some shape or form for many centuries. It takes place in the autumn of each year on the first Monday and Tuesday after Michaelmas – usually starting on the first Monday in October.

Over the years it has changed from a primarily hiring fair, where labourers were hired for the coming year, to the amusement fair that we have today.

The Statutes Fair, which will be operated by Pat Collins Fun Fairs, will take place on both Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th October 2021 in the Market Place and the surrounding areas of High Street, Lichfield Street and New Street.

The Fair will be open to the public from 12 noon on Monday 4th October till 11pm. On Tuesday 5th October it will open at 12 noon, and close at 10pm.

The Fairground staff will start building the fair on Sunday 3rd October at 12 midday.

Road and car park closures will be in position from 12 midday on the 3rd October until 6am on Wednesday 6th October, allowing the funfair to close, and clear, and the streets to be swept and allow normal business to continue.

Barriers will be erected at:

  • Lichfield Street at its junction with Fleet Street/Park Street.
  • Abbey Street at its junction with Fleet Street.
  • New Street adjacent to the entrance to the Coopers Square Roof Top car park.
  • High Street at its junction with Station Street.