We are pleased to announce the programme for the Main Stage and Arena which is sponsored by Houlton, Rugby's newest community.

There are lots of new attractions for 2018 as well as some popular favourites who are returning!  As well as the performances featured in the programme there are lots of other attractions around the Recreation Ground. 
We hope you enjoy your day at the Fair.
Start time   Please note all timings are subject to change on the day and there will be intervals between the various displays. 

Jess Lea & Tim Bentham (Rugby Area Talent Trust)

An exciting young up and coming duo will have your toes tapping as they open the main stage and start the build up to a fantastic day.

Jess and Tim will also be performing in the RATT Space at some points during the day!



** NEW FOR 2018**  K9 Quackers  

We’re delighted to have this entertaining sheepdog and duck herding display – it’s a favourite of audiences of all ages. Watch how Richard and his sheepdog sidekicks herd the ducks through a variety obstacles such as the tunnel of doom, the slippery slide and the rings of fire.

K9 Quackers Duck Herding doesn’t just have any ducks in their displays but some of the best stunt ducks in the business! Watch how the agility ducks tackle the obstacles or pick your winner from the Grand National runners. This sheepdog duck herding display is duck-u-tainment at its very best and with his own commentary Richard engages the crowd with each set of duck's personalities.

You’ll be encouraged to participate throughout the demonstration and children are encouraged to come into the ring to help out during the displays.



** NEW FOR 2018** Dan Sambell, DJ at BBC Coventry and Warwickshire will be our master of ceremonies for the day and will introduce:-

The Mayor of Rugby

The Rotary District Governor 

The Presidents of the 3 Rotary Clubs in Rugby which have organised the Fair

Our sponsors from Houlton

Miss Rugby, Miss Coventry and friends

12:20 Impact Dance - sponsored by Vision Express in Rugby

Juggling with Fire!


“It started as a hobby, and then it got out of hand…”

Chris first learnt to juggle after a visit to a circus in his hometown. Now he’s a Guinness World Record Breaker.

In between, Chris’s career has taken him across the UK and beyond performing for audiences small and large at corporate events, cabarets, private parties and more.

During this time he has juggled balls, knives, axes, mattress covers, mobile phones, defrosted fish fingers and many other items.

He attributes his juggling skills to being 6’3”. “If you drop something, it’s a long way to bend to fetch it…”



Mini Les Miserables (Rugby Area Talent Trust in Partnership with Tom Wood)

A “potted” version of the stunning west-end show featuring its best 5 songs. Not to be missed, a highlight of the day’s live music featuring a chorus of over a dozen talented singers.

Lots of the cast will also be performing in the RATT Space at some points during the day!


Chris returns to do more Juggling with Fire! 

You can also seem him in the mini arena!

14:00 Wolly the Clown will be entertaining you in the Main Arena when he is not touring the site or performing in the mini arena.
14:30 The K9 Quakers return to the Main Arena

Oliwia Dragon, accompanied by Amie Boyd and Duncan Arrow (Rugby Area Talent Trust)

Stunning vocals from Oliwia as she delivers well known songs in her own unique style. Oliwia has recently featured in the regional heats of Teenstar 2018 and is definitely one to watch in the future.

Oliwia will also be performing in the RATT Space at some points during the day!

15:20 Impact Dance - sponsored by Vision Express in Rugby - will return for a second performance!

** NEW FOR 2018** The Millenniums

Five of the young female vocalists that have been working with RATT over the last couple of years have banded together to create The Millenniums, a close harmony girl-group with an amazing confidence and stage presence.


** NEW FOR 2018** Trafficker


“One of the top rated British blues guitarists”.  Blues and Rhythm Magazine

“One of the finest blues bands in the country”.  Blues in Britain Magazine


The band to teach you all you need to know! LAST LESSON are a Warwickshire-based 5 piece covers band featuring great musicianship, close harmonies and detailed vocal arrangements taking in music from Abba classics to modern day hits by Jessie J and Adele.