Barnstaple Fair

Date: 18 September 2013 to 21 September 2013
Time: from 6pm
Description: This ancient ‘end of harvest’ fair starts on the Wednesday before 20th September each year. Originally it was an agricultural market and employment fair lasting three days: one day for horses, another for cattle and the other for sheep. Farm labourers were employed ‘until Barnstaple Fair’; they’d then come to the town to squander their savings at the cheapjack stalls or in the local taverns. Nowadays there is a vast funfair (second, in size, only to Nottingham Goose Fair), which is in full swing from late afternoon until midnight for each of the four days.¬†
Location: Seven Bretheren Bank Barnstaple