Bampton Fair

Where: Bampton, Devon- village centre
When: Last Thursday in October
Time: From 9am


Bampton Fair is one of the most ancient still in existence with records dating back to before 1212 and a charter granted by King Henry III in 1258. It was originally a sheep-trading event but was subsequently more famous for the sale of the local ancient breed, the  Exmoor pony; for some time the pony sales returned having died out in the twentieth century, but they no longer take place today though the local pony breeders have now returned with ponies to view at the fair and they are still an integral and unique part of the event. There is a street market, arts & crafts, entertainments, music,drama, dancing and all manner of childrens activities.

Helpful Hints

In 2018 it will be on Thursday October 25th.

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