After a two year hiatus due to Covid, the Nation’s favourite fair is back; bigger and better than ever! Widecombe Fair has been running every year since 1850 and aside from the last two years has only ever not run during the two World Wars. It is well known as the subject of the folk song ‘Widecombe Fair’ featuring Uncle Tom Cobley and his friends.
The beautiful village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor lies between green fields and high, moorland hills in a sheltered valley on the East side of Dartmoor. Run entirely by volunteers this year, the fair is raising money for Widecombe-in-the-Moor Primary School which celebrates its 90th year.
The line up for this year is another fantastic variety of traditional attractions and those that are a bit ‘different’! This year’s main event will be a spectacular show of heavy horses. A full day of ring events, featuring cattle, sheep, horse and dog shows, the ever popular terrier race and vintage farm machinery, will run from 9.30 am until 7pm.
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