The 17th modern Corstorphine Fair in St Margaret’s Park was held on Saturday 2nd June 2018
Well congratulations fine people of Corstorphine and beyond, what a turnout at this year’s Corstorphine Fair, absolutely fantastic. All the worry about thunderstorms failed to materialise and the weather was perfect, perhaps too hot.
We don’t know how our participating groups did yet, but please take a bow you lovely generous people, the donations given by yourselves broke all previous records, nearly £10,000, unbelievable, so generous. Also the ticketed rides were equally well patronised giving a clear profit of over £2,000! So the committee get the message, you like the Fair and want it to come back! Also, the help clearing up, the committee were able to leave an almost spotless St Margaret’s Park by 7pm on Saturday night, and when the volunteers came on Sunday morning to do a final sweep, we didn’t even fill one full black bag!
Of course there are still things to work on, because of the success that meant queues were long at the rides and food stalls. Quite what we can do about that we are not sure? Easy answer would be to put in more rides and bring in commercial food outlets, but do we want our Fair to become a giant commercial gathering. We think not, the uniqueness of the Fair is the local participating groups doing their own thing, to raise their awareness and earn some cash for themselves.
So roll on 2020, we’ll be back. I have spoken to this year’s committee they are up for it, what a bunch of masochists!
Park Map UPDATED
Participating Groups List UPDATED