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Event Information

Everything you need to know about Newbury Fireworks Spectacular!


Newbury Shorground (NOT NEWBURY RACECOURSE) Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham RG18 9QZ

Opening Times

The main visitor gates and fairground willl open at 3:00pm, entertainment begins from 5:00pm.

The event will finish around 9:00pm.

Included Attractions

These attractions are all included in the cost of your ticket, there will be no additional charge to take part in these activities or to watch the performances or displays!

  • The Main Fireworks Displays and Light Show

  • Low Noise Childrens Display

  • Explosive Fireballs

  • Hot Air Balloon Display

  • Stilt Walkers

  • Bubble Man

  • Fire Performers

Additional Attractions

These attractions and activities are available at the event for an additional cost

  • Monster Truck Rides

  • Bounce Fest - Inflatable Playground

  • Fairground

  • Side Stalls & Games

  • Face painting

Food, Drink & Stalls

All of our visitors are welcome to bring along a picnic or you can buy food or drink at the event from our range of street food vendors, bars and stalls!

  • Street food vendors - wide range of cuisines!

  • Ice cream vans

  • Selection of bars

  • Flashing Toys & Glow Sticks


Parking is free on site, accessible parking is available for blue badge holders.

Event Schedule


3:00pm Gates & Fairground Open (Rides £2 Until 5:00pm)

6:00pm Childrens Low Noise Display (10 mins)

7:30pm Main Display & Light Show to Music (24 mins)

9:00pm Fairground Closes

Hot Air Balloons

All of the Hot Air Ballooning activities are subject to weather conditions, balloons are fussy things and they cannot be safely inflated in breezy conditions (regardless of how sunny it is) or in the rain! The pilots will always try to do as much as they can, as a minimum we aim to carry out the night glow with just burners (which is actually quite spectacular!). It is not possible to book flights or rides in hot air balloons.

Take a look at our event FAQ here

Trading Opportunities

There are fantastic opportunities for traders and performers at all of our amazing events, follow the link below to apply. Please note, we are not accepting applications for food vendors at this time.

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