Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty regarding Covid-19 restrictions, the Fair will not be held in 2021


Benington is a small, picturesque village set in the Hertfordshire (UK) countryside and has been described as one of the most attractive villages in the county.

The annual Fair is a typical, traditional, English event which dates back to 1305.

Although the attractions change from year to year, there are normally stalls, sideshows, entertainers, bar, food, teas and cakes, and is a fun day out for all the family.

All the proceeds of Benington Fair go to village organisations and charities.

The Fair takes place from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and is followed by a BBQ/Picnic with music in the grounds of Benington Lordship until 11:00pm.

The 2019 Benington Fair was generously sponsored by Ernest Doe




The stalls, games, rides and attractions at Benington Fair vary from year to year, but these are some from previous fairs

  • Climbing Wall
  • Grand Draw
  • Bouncy Slide
  • Maypole Dancing
  • Bowling
  • Coconut Shy
  • Morris Dancing
  • Face Painting
  • Rugby
  • Archery
  • Classic Car Display
  • White Elephant
  • Tractor Rides
  • China Smash
  • Tombola
  • Teas, Cakes and Ice Creams
  • Hot Dogs
  • Thumper Bell
  • Stocks
  • Dog Agility
  • Tug of War
  • Cakes Sale
  • Books Sale
  • Plants Sale
  • Teddy Tombola
  • Bottles Game
  • Spit Roast
  • Licensed Bar


Evening event with BBQ/Picnic and music


Suggestions are always welcome for new attractions - contact us if you have any ideas.


Benington Fair takes place on the green at the centre of the village. Benington is located in north-east Hertfordshire, and is -

  • 5 miles from Stevenage
  • 8 miles from Ware
  • 9 miles from Hertford
  • 15 miles from Hatfield
  • 29 miles from Cambridge

From the A602 (Stevenage to Hertford) and A507 (Buntingford to Baldock), follow signs for 'Benington Lordship'

For Sat-Nav purposes, use the postcode SG2 7BS..

Contact us

If you wish to contact us about any aspect of Benington Fair,
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Help & Sponsorship

We always welcome help with organising and running the Fair and sponsorship or donations from local companies and organisations.

If you can assist, please get in touch

Benington Sites

The following are links to other local sites
Benington Village
St Peter's Church
The Bell Public House
The Lordship Arms Public House
Benington Lordship Gardens