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There’s a host of fantastic competitions in our programme and live on the day, with prizes ranging from £10 to £100! And it’s not just the competitions described on this page. At the Black Cherry Fair you’ll find countless stalls with raffles, games and tombolas for the whole family to enjoy.

Arena Competitions

(times available from March

 Children’s Fancy Dress

All fancy dress accepted but you can also follow our procession theme of  Famous Firsts; it can be absolutely anything that was ever 'first' from a pop song to a famous inventor or the moon landing! 

Under 6yrs & over 6yrs - 1st PRIZE £25   RUNNERS UP £15

 Bonny Baby Competition

Please come to main arena ten minutes before. Competition open to any UP TO A YEAR OLD (born on or after 8th July 2022)

1st PRIZE £25     RUNNERS UP £15

Children’s tug of war and family games

The Black Cherry fair wouldn’t be the same without our fantastic children’s tug of war and if the weather is good there will be some great family games with brilliant prizes!

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Programme Competitions

The Black Cherry Fair programme is distributed free to shops and houses throughout Chertsey from the 1st of July. Pick up a copy at your local shop and get comping!

£100 Prize Draw
Free to enter - just answer a few simple questions - ALL AGES

Childrens Colouring Competition
Sponsored by Dennett Boatbuilders
Picture available in the event programme
 from 1st July


Programme offers

Chips for £1.50
at The Plaice To Be

Entry forms can be found inside the black cherry fair programme available in shops, at the fair or on this website

This year's Town Procession is

Nursery Rhymes and Tales

Everything from Little Jack Horner to Cinderella or the Gruffalo, if you have a favourite story or poem from childhood we'd love to see it


Anyone can join in and if you dress up in the theme of the procession you can win a prize and an award. Entries are judged from 09.30am so make sure you leave plenty of time. To find out more look at the Town Procession page on this website and the exciting prizes on offer!

Procession competitions


  • Best Float £200

  • Best School Group £100

  • Best Club or charity Group £100

  • Floats in this section can be driven or walking but must have a minimum of 10 people

£50 prizes from

  • Rotary Club of Chertsey

  • Chertsey Chamber of Commerce

  • Mayor of Runnymede

  • Chertsey Young Champions



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