Abingdon Michaelmas Fair – Sunday

October 6, 2019

Abingdon Michaelmas Fair
The Abingdon Michaelmas Fair has returned for Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair
On Sunday the fair paraphernalia was being set up on the Market Place, High Street, Stratton Way,
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair
and Ock Street.
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair
Setting up the fair involves a lot of hard work. Bob Wilson’s Fun Fairs co-ordinate the show people, and work with Abingdon Town Council, and other authorities.
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair
Abingdon County Hall Museum has an exhibition about the fair with pictures and historical details and a distortion mirror. The exhibition runs from 5th October until 22nd December
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair
Going to watch the fair being set up is a tradition.
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair
Another tradition is the Sunday Evening Fair Service at the Galloping Horses. This year it began with a welcome by the Mayor, and was led by Revd Steve Millard from Abingdon Baptist Church.
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair
There followed a ride for anybody who wished.

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