Carters Rock'n'Roll Funfair

Monday, 25 August 2014

Ringwood Fair cancelled Bank Holiday Monday!

Unfortunately due to the great English Bank Holiday tradition,  extremely heavy rain has meant that we are having to cancel our Fair at The Bickerley, Ringwood, today.

Thanks to all of you who came along over the weekend - hope to be back with you again in the future! Apologies to all who were planning on coming along today.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Bank holiday fun and beyond

Thanks to everyone who came to visit Carters Steam Fair at our last-minute site in West Wycombe and to all those who came along to Carters Rock'n'Roll Fun Fair at Beach Lawns, Weston Super Mare!

The Fair at West Wycombe was great - we're now packing up to move to a brand new venue for Carters: The Bickerley, Ringwood, for the bank holiday weekend.

After that we will be bringing the Gallopers, the Ark, the Steam Yachts and the Chair-o-Plane to the Great Dorset Steam Fair for the first time, where they will be joining Joby Carter's Freak Show which has been a regular attraction there for a few years.

The Rock'n'Roll Fun Fair will be at Beach Lawns, Weston Super Mare, until the 31 August and includes popular thrill rides like the Dodgems, Dive Bomber, Skid and Octopus as well as Cadell's Ghost Train.

Come along and enjoy the fun!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Two Fairs for the price of one!

This weekend will see Carters Steam Fair at West Wycombe, and Carters Rock'n'Roll Funfair at Weston-Super-Mare.

NEWSFLASH! Due to wet ground at Pedestal Field, West Wycombe, the Steam Fair will now be 1/4 mile through the village towards Stokenchurch on the right opposite the car boot sale. Nearest postcode (Hellfire Caves opposite): HP14 3AH

See here for map…

The Steam Fair will have old favourites such as the Gallopers, Ark, Steam Yachts, Strikers, Chair-o-Plane and more at West Wycombe on Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free and rides use tokens. You can benefit from our amazing FREE RIDE offer by buying tokens in advance here

The Rock'n'Roll Funfair will have popular thrill rides such as the Dodgems, the Skid, the Giant Octopus, the Dive-Bomber and more at Beach Lawns, Weston-Super-Mare. The fair will be in residence from 16 - 31 August, and will be open daily subject to the weather. Cash is taken at the Rock'n'Roll Funfair, and entry is free.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Festival time...

Carters Steam Fair usually attends a festival or two in the season, and this year is no exception. So for the next couple of weeks we will be providing vintage thrills at WOMAD festival amongst other things. You can buy tickets for WOMAD here

The next site in our diary is Victoria Park, Bath, for a week starting 2 August. See you there!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Phantom wanted to work in Haunted Ghost train! Auditions this week!

Ever fancied scaring the general public on a daily basis? This job might be for you!
The job vacancy can be viewed here

We would like to invite potential ghosts and ghouls to audition for this role next Thursday 10th July at 12 noon at:
Nearest underground station Fulham Broadway

Please arrive dressed as a ghoul or a ghost. If you want to get in costume on site please make sure you are ready for the auditions at 12 noon.

It is essential that you confirm your attendance to the auditions in advance by emailing or by calling the London Office on 02085408122.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Just arrived in Priory Park

This morning we rolled into Hornsey for the fair at Priory Park this weekend. Beautiful day for building up!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014


Phantom wanted to work in haunted Ghost train

Carters Steam Fair are searching for new blood to work in our latest attraction, the Ghost Train.

The vacancy has come about because our fairground workers are refusing to enter the Ghost Train as they believe it is genuinely haunted. One worker said he was sure he saw something moving inside the train, and when he went in there it was freezing cold but there was no sign of anyone. Another claimed a cold hand had touched him on his shoulder. All the negativity almost persuaded Joby Carter to give up the ghost and banish the Ghost Train from the fairground. But with one final throw of the dice Carters has decided to give some fearless skeptic a chance and advertise the position at JobCentre Plus.

Have you got what it takes?
The applicant must play a part of ghost, spirit or apparition - the soul or personality of a person who has died and has somehow become stuck between this plane of existence and the next. Most researchers believe that these spirits do not know they are dead. Very often they have died under traumatic, unusual or highly emotional circumstances. Ghosts can be perceived by the living in a number of ways: through sight (apparitions), sound (voices), smell (fragrances and odors), touch - and sometimes they can just be sensed.

Generally the work is at weekends and can be long days, 2pm until 10pm although this can vary.
Applicant must be CRB checked, they must not be of a nervous disposition, or be afraid of the dark or the paranormal.

Carters are offering an incentive to try and persuade someone to take the job by paying 10p per scream as part of their salary. This would mean that if you get passengers to scream more than once per minute you will earn more than the minimum wage.

The job vacancy can be viewed here