Saturday 12th September 2020
Festivities commence on Friday Night with a funfair on the green and Barn Dance in the marquee
Saturday is the fair itself with…
(Car Parking £5)
A selection of photographs from the 2019 Sheep Fair are now available to view on the website.
Go to the Gallery page, or simply click here
Countdown to next Sheep Fair
The Sheep Fair team would like to thank everyone who supported this year’s event, whether as a participant, volunteer, sponsor or just as importantly, attending what was a very successful show.
More details will follow soon.
Countdown to next Sheep Fair
Social restrictions may have put a stop to this years Findon Sheep Fair in all its glory but the centuries old tradition was maintained in a truncated form on Saturday 12th of September in order to keep open a charter signed in 1261 giving permission for a sheep fair to be held on the second weekend in September on Nepcote Green.
Robert Harris, Harris Bros traditional Fun Fair, and Simon Stace, Chairman of Findon Sheep Fair committee, still had to open and close the event. There were a few sheep on the green from Graham Langford who has supplied some sheep on the green for the last 15 years.
After our meeting on the 18th June 2020 the Sheep Fair Committee regret to announce, with heavy hearts, that we have cancelled this years’ Findon Sheep Fair planned for the 12th and 13th September 2020. The tradition of the show, over 200 years old, has made this a difficult decision to make, but the right one. Only once before, during the 2001 Foot & Mouth epidemic, has it been necessary to cancel the Show.
The safety and welfare of our visitors, volunteers, exhibitors, staff, and traders have been at the forefront of this decision as has that of the residents of Findon Village itself. With the requirements of social distancing measures, whatever they become, & the uncertainty regarding mass gatherings we felt it was impossible to safely hold a show of the same quality and standard that members of the community know and love.
We take this opportunity to thank all within the NHS, those key workers and many unspoken heroes who continue to work incredibly hard to help the country to tackle COVID-19. We must help them as much as we can, ensuring we are not causing even more of a strain on all services.
To all of our stall holders, farmers, judges, sponsors, suppliers and contractors; Thank You for your support and understanding throughout this last 3 months. One of our committee members will contact you via eMail or phone to discuss the outcome of this decision. Please bear with us, this may take a week or so.
On behalf of the Committee, we would like to thank you all for the support you have given us over the years. We are incredibly grateful to our supporters and volunteers, without whom the show would not take place. Preparations are now in place for 2021 and on behalf of everyone at the Show, dancing sheep and all, we look forward to welcoming you then.
Together, we will get through these difficult times – keep safe and take care.
Simon Stace, Chairman, Findon Sheep Fair.
“What was needed was not bravery, but circumspection.” H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds
Put it in your diaries: FINDON SHEEP FAIR – 10th & 11th September 2021
As a result of a very successful Sheep Fair in 2019, and not being effected by bad weather over the past few years, our “rainy day” fund has grown to the degree where we have been able to make a series of donations to Village causes and charities.
Findon Sheep Fair Committee Chairman Simon Stace presented Susan Tyrrell with the Len Prior Trophy for winning the 2019 Photo Competition. The winning entry was chosen (anonymously) by the Committee members. To see the winning entry please click here.
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