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The Eton Action Fair is Eton Action’s biggest charity fundraiser event of the year!

The next Eton Action Fair will take place from 11am-4pm on Saturday 16 September 2023.

Eton Action transforms Eton College’s grounds into a community fair every year to fundraise for five chosen charities. Games, stalls and performances are organised by the students and staff of Eton College to raise money for charities supported by Eton Action (an independent charity conceived of and founded by Etonians to promote charitable activity and social responsibility). In addition to this, many outside organisations, mainly charitable foundations, are invited to arrange stalls and raise funds for their own causes. Now in its 49th year, the fair draws thousands of visitors from Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead, as well as parents and friends of Etonians, and raises large sums of money for a wide range of charitable causes.​ The income from all these events is pooled and divided between charitable foundations and projects chosen by the committee and voted on by every boy in the school. 

Eton Action Fair March 2023 Highlights

Eton Action Fair – Saturday 18 March 2023

In September 2022, in respect of the period of national mourning, after the sad death of Her Majesty the Queen, the Eton Action Fair was postponed to Saturday 18 March 2023.

Eton Action raised over £27,000 for five nominated charities at the Eton Action Fair on Saturday 18 March.

Visitors from Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead joined parents and friends of pupils at Eton College at the fair to enjoy games, food, raffles and musical performances.

This year’s five nominated charities, who receive an equal share of the money raised and are voted for by pupils at Eton College, were:

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (a local environmental charity)

OSCAR Foundation (a non-profit who empower children from low-income communities in India)

The Trussell Trust and Slough Food Bank (who provide foodbanks and emergency food to people in crisis)

Fulham Reach Boat Club (who give access to rowing for those in financial hardship)

The Dusty Yak Foundation (who aid impoverished and sick children in Nepal)

The fair hosted over 70 local charities, artisans and independent businesses. Visitors also attended tours of the Museum of Eton Life and the Verey Gallery, which were hosted by Eton College Collections. Of all the attractions, the Ocean Express Play Bus, Berkshire Birds of Prey experiences and inflatable assault course were particularly popular. Additionally, all 25 of Eton’s boarding Houses ran their own stalls. Traditional fair games such as the coconut shy and pitch & put were offered alongside space hopper races, gladiator duels and hobby horse racing.

Eleanor Chownsmith, Eton Connect Coordinator at Eton College, said: “Everyone always comes together to make the Eton Action Fair happen. We are honoured to host the fair each year and we are so proud of all the boys and staff who volunteered their time to support. We hope the funds raised have the biggest impact possible for our nominated charities, all of which are incredible causes.”

Apply to run a stall at the Eton Action Fair on Saturday 16 September 2023

Charities and local businesses are welcome to join the Eton Action Fair as stall holders to raise funds and awareness for their own causes. The stall holder pitch fee goes towards the five charities supported by Eton Action that year.  

Applications will opened in April 2023 and will close at the end of beginning of June 2023. An initial decision will be made in June and final details will be sent out to confirmed stallholders by July 2023. Use the button below to access the stallholder application form.

If you would like to join the stallholder mailing list, please email

Eton Connect Core Partnerships

Eton Connect Local Partnerships