Corby Glen Sheep Fair
October 6th 2019
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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What Is Going On
Sunday 6th October, 10am-4pm
Schedule of Main Stage events:
11am - Just For Kicks
11.30am - Corby Glen School Choir
12pm - The Dance Academy
12.30pm - Bailey Drew Sporting Challenge
1pm - Swineshead Silver Band
1.45pm - Jamie Jessop
2pm - Swineshead Silver Band
3pm - Presentations
St John's Church
6.30pm - Sheep Fair Service
The Sheep Show
Once again, everyone's favourite ed-ewe-tainment event is returning to the green. 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
Monday 2 September 11:00
Monday 7 October 11:00
In association with Newark Livestock Sales
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.
As a starting point we would like to apologise for the lack of parking that we had available and so we have already organised a larger area to be made available for us at next years event.
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.