September Fair 2019 Road Closures

Thame Fair

The September Fair will be in Thame between Thursday 19 and Saturday 21 September 2019. The Fair will be open from 4pm to 11pm on Thursday and noon to 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

Thame Town Council would like to remind residents and businesses of the road closures which will be in place for the event.

During the Fair, a Temporary Road Closure and Traffic Regulation Order will be in force, which will restrict the entry of vehicles to the centre of Thame from 4pm on Wednesday 18 September until 12 noon on Sunday 22 September 2019.

Traffic movement will be restricted and barriers will be in position at the following locations:

High Street at the junction with Bell Lane
North Street at the junction with Wellington Street
Upper High Street at the junction with East Street
Rooks Lane at the Upper High Street junction
Nelson Street at the Upper High Street junction

Vehicles will not be allowed to park in the road or on the pavements of these affected roads. Anyone parking will run the risk of causing an offence by obstruction and cars will be removed. Both the High Street and Upper High Street car parks will be closed, from 3pm and 1pm respectively on Wednesday 18 September 2019. On-street town centre parking (2 hours) will close from 2pm. Additional parking will be available at Southern Road Recreation Ground kindly provided by the OX9ERS.

Parking restrictions on Wellington Street, North Street and Southern Road will commence at 7am on Wednesday 18 September to assist with traffic flow ahead of the town centre road closure.

South Oxfordshire District Council have confirmed that their car parks (Cattle Market and Southern Road – Co-Op) will be free on Saturday 21 September. The public toilets at Montesson Square will stay open until the Fair closes each day.

During the road closure (from 4pm on Wednesday 18 September), town centre bus stops will relocate to: The Thatch (buses to Oxford), Thame Museum (buses to Aylesbury) and Old Police Station (buses to High Wycombe). The 280/X8 bus will not serve any of the stops on the Business Park loop during the road closure. The taxi rank will move to North Street.

Access permits are available for residents and businesses whose property is located within the road closure and have off-street parking. To apply for a permit, please contact Thame Town Council on 01844 212833 or email

Full details of the Road Closure Order can be viewed at the Information Centre in Thame Town Hall.

Please note the Thame Arts & Literature Festival box office in the Town Hall will be closed on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September.

Watch Thame Fair live! With thanks to Pentangle.

Date posted: Thursday 29 August 2019