The Fairground Association of Great Britain was founded in 1978, and is now the UK's leading club for funfair enthusiasts, with members as far afield as Australia and North America.
The main objectives of the association are to provide a focal point for those whose hobby is the travelling fair, to support the cause of the travelling showman and to promote a better understanding of fairs amongst the general public.
The Fairground Mercury, our quarterly journal sent free to all members, caters for a broad spectrum of interests: what's new on the fairground, historical studies, transport and model-making.
Each issue features guest contributions on a wide variety of topics, old and new. Regular features includes Roundabouts, a listing of new rides and those that have changed hands, The Model Tober, providing advice for model-makers, and a vibrant feedback section. Members can also advertise for free in the small ads section.
Throughout the year, the FAGB organises and supports a strong programme of social events and model shows at leading fairs, including get-togethers in Kirkcaldy, Ilkeston and Loughborough. These events are widely supported by enthusiasts and showmen alike.
The association’s well-stocked sales stand and mail order service offers a comprehensive range of fairground publications and merchandise, meaning members can enjoy all the fun of the fair even when travelling season is over.
The FAGB has also published a range of books on fairground subjects, including Gallopers, the authoritative survey of British-built galloping horse roundabouts; a history of the Victorian ride engineer Thomas Walker, and Moonrocket, which documents one of the 'thriller' rides of the 1930s.
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