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


During these un-precedented times I thought it might be useful to give you an update on the situation with Sheep Fair 2020.

We normally start Sheep Fair planning in early March, but under the circumstances to date we have not been able to meet and have done very little in preparation.

Whilst we will always follow Government / Medical advice we would hope to bring some form of event to the village on 4th October, although this may well be a scaled down version.

We will hopefully be able to start and get things moving soon, again if allowed.

The sheep sales for 14th September and 5th October have already been advertised in the Farmers Weekly and we hope they can go ahead as planned, again subject to advice at the time.

If the situation does not seem to be relaxing or hopefully not, we get a second spike, we may find ourselves in a position when everything may have to be cancelled. If this is the case then that call will have to be made in late July / early August at the latest.


Hope this helps


Keith Raby


25th May 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 7 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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