Gold Hill Fair has been a prominent part of Shaftesbury’s community life for almost 30 years. Day-long activities start with the parade of children and voluntary groups up the High Street, led by the Mayor and Shaftesbury Silver Band. A French Market, Camelot Craft Market, and countless stalls on the High Street and Park Walk including Rotary’s Tea Tent, and Bottle Stall, offer a wide variety of goods and foods. Younger children enjoy the donkeys from Weymouth, face painting, fairground attractions, a Van Pull in the High Street. Morris Dancers and musical performers entertained throughout the afternoon.