Cirencester Mop Fair

Events

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  • 12:00 - 22:00


  • 12:00 - 22:00


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Ages:

  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Free

Description

One of the oldest fairs in the country is making its way to Cirencester!

The town welcomes Nichols Amusements of the Showman’s Guild of Great Britain on Monday 4th, 11th and 18th October for the return of the annual Mop fair, offering fairground rides and stalls.

Dating back to the 12th century the Mop Fair takes its name from the original purpose which was a hiring event where servants carried the tools of their trade to show they were available to work. In recent times Mop Fairs have become funfair for the community to enjoy.

Marshall Nichol’s family have been bringing the Mop to Cirencester for generations and has worked closely with the Town Council to deliver the Mop each year.

Dates: Monday 4th, 11th and 18th October

Times: 12pm - 10pm

Cost: Free entry. Charge for fair rides and attractions.