Corby Glen Sheep Fair

October 4th 2020

10:00am - 4:00pm

You are a part of Corby Sheep Fair, which is believed to be the oldest Sheep Fair in the country (dating back to a Charter granted by Henry III on 26th February 1238). The Charter stated:


"Grant to Hamo Pecche and his heirs of a weekly market on Thursday at his Manor of Coreby and of a yearly fair there on the Vigil, the Feast and the Morrow of the Feast of the Assumption. "                                                                                     

In 1863, George Bird wrote of “the largest shew of sheep, beasts and horses that has ever been seen on the ground before.”  In 1876, there were 12,000 sheep at the Fair.


Corby Fair is, and always has been, more than the sale of livestock. Traditionally there was a pleasure fair with traditional booths, sideshows, gingerbread stalls, shooting galleries and boxing booths.


We in the Committee hope you enjoy your day and being a part of this ancient tradition.


You can see some photos from the 777th Event below.  Or click on the Sheep Fair Past tab at the bottom of the page to have a look at some classic moments from previous years.






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Important Sheep Fair Coronavirus Update


As I am sure that everybody is aware, although restrictions have been relaxed we are still very much in the middle of this pandemic.

After much deliberation the committee has decided that it woulld be impossible to keep everyone safe and follow Covid-19 guidelines at the Sheep Fair event. It is with regret that we have CANCELLED the Corby Glen Sheep Fair 2020.

Unless we are instructed otherwise the sheep sales at the 14th September and 5th October will go ahead as planned, so please give them your support.


This news is obviously disappointing but lets look forward to a great Sheep Fair in 2021



Keith Raby


20 July 2020


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What Is Going On

Village Festival

Sunday 4th October, 10am-4pm


Schedule of Main Stage events:

This will be updated as soon as our entertainment has been confirmed


The Sheep Show

Everyone's favourite ed-ewe-tainment event is returning to the green to once again wow the audience. If you haven't seen it before, it is a show not to be missed!!


There will be multiple shows throughout the day. Times TBC


Sheep Auction

Monday 14 September 11:00

Monday 5 October 11:00

In association with Newark Livestock Sales

Thank You

The Sheep Fair Committee would like to say a big Thank You to all Stall Holders, Assistants, Performers and Visitors who have helped to make this another successful Sheep Fair.

If there is anything that you would like to see at future events then please get in contact with us using the form below.

We are only a small team and are always open to suggestions to how things can be improved, so please contact us.


Alternatively, if you would like to join the Sheep Fair committee then please get in contact with us.

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