Ilkeston Charter Fair

Welcome to the Ilkeston Charter Fair, a storied tradition that stands as one of Europe’s most enduring and grand street festivals. This year, mark your calendars for its triumphant return from Wednesday, October 18th, to Saturday, October 21st, 2023, with the official opening ceremony taking place on Thursday, October 19th. Join us in celebrating the timeless charm and excitement of this remarkable fair!


Oct 18th – 21st  

Wed, 6-11pm

Thurs to Sat – 12noon – 11pm

Official Opening Ceremony by the Mayor – Thurs 12pm (goes By the clock on St Mary’s Church)

Checkout this video

Information Board

Information for those taking Bus

  • Adam Street Stop 1 – To DERBY, Church End – IF, Black Cat, 59
  • Adam Street Stop 2 – Car Park Entry – 21 and 27 toward Notts
  • Adam Street Stop 3 – Queen Street End – 2, 15 toward Notts / Long Eaton
  • Adam Street Stop 4 (Opposite Carpark Entry) – towards Cotmanhay – IF, 27, 21 and 2 –

Information by Trentbarton FB or here for upates.

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The lists below are what mostly comes, these are subject to change and location change. Its more for idea. BOLD Is Confirmend (location may change)

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Rides List and Locations - update 18/10/23

Market Place (upper and Lower)

  • Sizzler
  • Waltzer
  • Jungle Fun House
  • Ghost Train (Lower )
  • Venturer Simulater
  • Scream
  • Dodgems (Pat Collins)
  • XlR8 
  • Jumping Jack (Kids)
  • Carousel 2 (Kids)
  • Game Stalls (hook a duck etc)
  • Food Stalls
  • Frozen Swing – Kids
  • Disney Mobility (kids)
  • Miami Mini (Kids)
  • Train – Kids
  • Other Kids Rides
  • Old Time Cakewalk

Pimlico and Scala

  • Spinning Coaster
  • Jump ans Smile
  • Waltzer
  • Atmos Fear
  • Star Gate
  • Midnight Express
  • Train (Kids)
  • Arcade
  • Funhouse
  • Food Stalls

Warncliffe Rd

  • Ferris Wheel  
  • Mobility Ride (Kids)
  • Food Stalls
  • Ghost House
  • Tagada
  • Mach2

East Street and Carpark

  • Dodgems 
  • Helter Skelter
  • Carousel 1
  • Pyrimid Fun House
  • Super Trooper 2
  • Crazy Croc Coaster (kids)
  • Family Games 
  • Other Kids Rides
  • Tagada
  • Frozen Swing
  • Bungee

Bath Street

  • Kids Rides
  • Family Games
  • Fun House
  • Food Stalls

Queens Street

  • Bungee
  • Drum and Base TAGADA
  • Space mission 

South Street + Carpark

  • Kids Rides
  • Food Stalls
  • Family Games
  • Fun House x2


  • Dodgems  (Armstrongs) 
  • Jungle Book play Zone
  • Sizzler
  • Speed Way

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