Bampton Charter Fair

Bampton Charter Fair

NEXT FAIR: Thursday 26th October 2017

#Please help out Town Clerk with a survey on parking issues at Bampton Charter Fair and their impact on the town. You can do this (it only takes a few moments) by clicking - HERE Thanks!

 

Bampton Fair existed even before King Henry III granted it a Royal Charter in 1258 and it is always held on the last Thursday of October. It is one of the oldest surviving Charter Fairs in the country.

For centuries, the fair mainly sold sheep and cattle and was the largest sheep fair in the South West of England. During the 1880's to the 1980's it evolved to become the famous Bampton Pony Fair trading in Exmoor ponies.
Today this traditional Devon fair continues to attract local producers of foods and livestock, crafts and traditional skills from Exmoor and its surrounding villages. The streets, church, pubs and venues of Bampton are filled to over flowing with around 100 stalls, entertainments  including craft and music workshops, demonstrations and concerts, and funfair.

The Fair website has just had a major revamp! The main purpose of this has been to make it better suited to running on tablets and phones as well as full-size screens. Please let me know if anything is missing or doesn't work as you expect...


Video of the 2012 Fair - available on YouTube (over 2500 views!) - here.
More Fair Entertainments videos - here

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