Stow Horse Fair (October)

Where: Stow on the Wold, Gloucs in fields on the Maugersbury Road
When: Thursday nearest October 24th
Time: All day


This is a traditional fair for gypsies and travelling 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 May for the next of the bi-annual fairs (the May fair is the bigger of the two).

Stow Horse Fair on DVD:
The Stow Gypsy Horse Fair – A Fascinating Look At Gypsy Life [link]

Helpful Hints

In 2018 it will be on Thursday October 25th.

Parking will be available on the Cricket Field and King George’s Field. Be prepared for muddy conditions underfoot!

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