Abingdon Michaelmas Fair – on a cloudless Tuesday Evening

October 9, 2018

Abingdon Fair
There were more locals  than ever outside their businesses during the fair. Delicious Abi, who have re-opened in the last week, were giving out samples.
Abingdon Fair
The balloons with the fairy lights looked really good but did cost £8.
Abingdon Fair
Lots of stalls were serving doughnuts but a lot of people went to the stall that only did doughnuts. There was quite a queue and you could see them being made as you waited.
Abingdon Fair
I didn’t see anybody manage to hang onto the ‘Beat the Bar’ for the 2 minutes to win the old style fair challenge. Very entertaining to watch when the crowd got behind the competitor.
Abingdon Fair
At the Ock Street end of the fair the Mission Space ride stood out again. It is a high swing chair roundabout with colourful lighting.
Abingdon Fair
At the High Street end was the helter skelter.

Here is a five minute video showing how long you get on the Bodycount and Meterorite rides …

It is goodbye from the big fair for another year.

The duck, crocodile and giraffe could be there again next week.
Abingdon Fair
The runaway fair will be back next Monday with mainly children’s rides.

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3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Geoff Bailey  |  October 10, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Great pictures, Backstreeter!

  • 2. ColinB  |  October 10, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Yesterday we decided to switch tactics, started at the High Rides and walked back towards the square, mainly so the setting sun was behind us. (remember the song Blinded by the Light ;) . GF rode Extreme, made our way towards the square for the Waltzers and Gallopers (More my style). Noted that Crumbs were selling food, so got a Hot Dog and Chicken Nuggets (both with chips). Then over to get Chicken Satay and Spring Rolls. Weather was lovely , both really enjoyed the evening..

  • 3. rudi  |  October 10, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    very nice and atmospheric walking through the fair last night and good to see all the local restaurants taking advantage. the weather was condusive to fun too – many years i’ve walked through in drizzle.

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