Stow Fair back for 2022

Stow Fair

Stow Fair
Maugersbury Road
Stow on the Wold
United Kingdom

This is a traditional fair for Gypsies and Traveller people to meet up and trade and it dates back literally hundreds of years, the Charter being granted in 1476. It began as a sheep fair, the Cotswolds being prime country for the wool trade, but has evolved into a horse fair something like the June event at Appleby (see separate listing) with lots of equines, horse-drawn caravans and sightseers keen to soak up the atmosphere and buy from the many stalls. Travellers will be there for a few days around the Fair date, usually beginning to arrive on the preceding Monday, and will return again in October for the second of the bi-annual fairs (the May fair is the bigger of the two).