July

July is one of the most popular months for fairs and shows as days are long and light. Rushbearing, border ridings and sporting events are all common as well as events associated with the end of the school year.


Some events take place on exactly the same date every year, regardless of which day of the week they fall upon. The following table shows events which are fixed in this way:

DayEventArticle
4Whalton Bale/Baal FireArticle
15St Swithins DayArticle
25Ebernoe Horn FairArticle
25St Ives John Knill CeremonyArticle

Some event dates differ from year to year in order for them to fall on a weekend or during a particular week of the year, for example the 3rd week in January. The following table shows events where dates may vary in this manner:

DateEventArticle
All MonthWell DressingArticle
Saturday in late June or early JulyWigtown Riding of the MarchesArticle
Saturday in late June,July or AugustHernhill Three Horseshoes Wheelie Bin RaceArticle
Saturday in May, June or JulyFenny Bentley World Toe-Wrestling ChampionshipArticle
Sunday in June , July or AugustCroyde National Sandcastle CompetitionArticle
Sunday after 29th June (may be in July)Edgmond Clipping ServiceArticle
Saturday nearest June 30th (may be in July)Galashiels Braw Lads GatheringArticle
Friday near 1stWarrington Walking DayArticle
Sunday nearest 2ndMarston Moor Battle CommemorationArticle
Early JulyBuxton Well Dressing FestivalArticle
A Wednesday in JulyBerwick Curfew RunArticle
A Weekend in JulyUffington Scouring the White HorseArticle
A Saturday in JulyPortsmouth World Elastic Band Pinging ChampionshipArticle
A Saturday in July or AugustSussex BLMRA 12 Hour Lawnmowing RaceArticle
Weekend in July or AugustWorthing International BirdmanArticle
A Saturday (depending on tides)Eyemouth Herring Queen FestivalArticle
1st Wednesday (or 2nd)Holsworthy Pretty Maids CharityArticle
1st SaturdayAmbleside RushbearingArticle
1st SaturdayAnnan Common RidingArticle
1st SaturdayGreat Musgrave RushbearingArticle
1st SaturdayPaisley Sma' Shot DayArticle
1st WeekendBodmin Heritage Day & RideArticle
1st WeekendWinchester Hat FairArticle
1st SundayAlport Castles Love FeastArticle
1st SundayChelsham Kelly ServiceArticle
1st SundayOxenhope Straw RaceArticle
Friday Early in MonthHelpston John Clare Cushion CeremonyArticle
Saturday Early in monthBradwell PilgrimageArticle
Saturday early in MonthMoulton Crow Fair & DanceArticle
1st Full Week of the MonthDuns Reivers Week Summer FestivalArticle
Friday of 1st Full Week of the MonthDuns BaArticle
Sunday nearest 6thSelston Tower ServiceArticle
Sunday after 6thKilburn FeastArticle
Weekend near 10thNorthampton Battle WeekendArticle
2nd WednesdayLondon Procession of the Worshipful Company of VintnersArticle
Saturday Early to mid- MonthFarndon Rush BearingArticle
Friday early to mid-MonthJedburgh Jethart Callants FestivalArticle
2nd WeekendSkipton ClogfestArticle
2nd WeekendTewkesbury Medieval Festival and Battle CommemorationArticle
2nd SaturdayChertsey Black Cherry FairArticle
2nd SaturdayDunmow Flitch TrialsArticle
2nd SaturdayDurham Miners GalaArticle
2nd SaturdayWitcham World Pea Shooting ChampionshipsArticle
2nd SundayPontefract Liquorice FestivalArticle
2nd SundayRingwood Pedal Car Grand PrixArticle
Sunday near 15thOld Weston Hay StrewingArticle
Saturday mid-MonthGrasmere RushbearingArticle
Saturday mid MonthPilton Green Man DayArticle
Saturday mid Month & week leading up to itKelso Civic WeekArticle
Mid MonthLondon Doggett's Coat & Badge RaceArticle
Friday mid to late in MonthKirkcudbright Riding of the MarchesArticle
Saturday mid to late in MonthAshburton Bread Weighing & Ale TastingArticle
Thursday & Saturday mid to late in MonthTweedmouth Feast Article
Sunday mid MonthLondon Procession in Honour of Our Lady of Mount CarmelArticle
Friday & Saturday of 3rd WeekInerleithen Cleikum Ceremony & St Ronans Border GamesArticle
3rd WeekRiver Thames Swan UppingArticle
3rd SaturdayStroud Brick & Rolling Pin Throwing ContestArticle
3rd SaturdayCongham World Snail Racing ChampionshipArticle
3rd SundayTolpuddle Martyrs RallyArticle
Saturday nearest 22ndFalkirk Battle Commemoration 1298Article
Saturday Late in MonthCarnwath Red Hose RaceArticle
Weekend Late in MonthLittleborough Rushbearing FestivalArticle
Weekend late in MonthWhitstable Oyster FestivalArticle
Week Late in MonthMusselburgh Festival and Riding of the MarchesArticle
4th SundayYarrow Blanket PreachingArticle
Last FridayLangholm Common RidingArticle
Last SaturdayMarldon Apple Pie FairArticle
Last Saturday in monthOld Woodstock Mock MayorArticle
Last SaturdayWorld Flounder Tramping ChampionshipsArticle
Last Weekend Killiecrankie Battle WeekendArticle
Saturday before 1st Monday in AugustRipon St Wilfrids Feast & ProcessionArticle
Saturday nearest August 1stEastbourne Lammas FestivalArticle
1st Weekend in August & week approaching itGatehouse of Fleet Gala WeekArticle
Before 12th AugustLeigh Parish Lands Candle AuctionArticle