Cherry Fair / 1940s theme

Cherry Fair / 1940s theme

Cherry Fair/1940s theme and Civic Society. Museum Kevin Mack

A free family event with something for everyone!

Sixty years ago Bewdley was the centre for a flourishing cherry trade and with a 200 year tradition of an annual Cherry Fair since at least 1817. So we hope that people may learn of former times and support our effort to rescue the different varieties of cherry. The event is a joint event with the Civic Society telling visitors the history of the cherry orchards in Bewdley. Read historical notes for the Cherry Fair courtesy of Bewdley Civic Society.

Throughout the weekend:

  • 1940's re-enactors
  • Children's actvities including a cherry hunt!
  • Classic cars
  • Craft stalls
  • Air raid shelter will be open
  • A host of cherries and cherry trees available to buy
  • Live entertainment: