DANCING SHEEP return as a historic county fair returns for the first time since 2019.
After being canceled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Findon Sheep Fair is back at full capacity and thousands are expected to flock to the event.
The fair had been held as a formality in recent years to uphold the event’s royal charter. The organizers had to officially open it and then close it again immediately to comply with the charter.l
The fair has been held annually for 200 years but can be traced back to 1261.
Graham Gostick, member of the Sheep Fair Committee, said: “There’s something for everyone. We look forward to demonstrating what Findon has to offer at its famous sheep market.
“We couldn’t work without the villagers. It’s a win-win for local businesses.”
In addition to the sheep dance, the traditional fair also offers bird of prey shows and a range of stalls, food and drinks.
The Harris brothers’ fun fair will also be in attendance, having been a staple of the event for many years.
The Findon Sheep Fair takes place on Saturday 10th September at Nepcote Green in Findon. Admission is free, although parking fees apply.
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