FINDON SHEEP FAIR 2020 – COVID-19 NEWS

Updated 20th May 2020

The Sheep Fair Committee met on Tuesday 19th May via Video Conference.

As of this date there is no further guidance from the Government regarding Shows, Large Events or Festivals. The Committee have agreed that a decision will be made by the beginning of July.

Next update: 8th July

Updated 22nd April 2020

You will no doubt be aware of the current Coronavirus/Covid 19 crisis and the “Lockdown” requirements made upon us all by the Government on the  23rd March 2020. The Sheep Fair committee will be guided by both central & local government dictate as the crisis continues. Ultimately compliance and the safety of the public, Findon villagers, our suppliers, stallholders, judges, farmers, sponsors and volunteers are our paramount concerns.

The Sheep Fair committee have a monthly video conference and continually monitor the ever changing situation.  This website and our Facebook page will be updated as and when any developments of note occur.  

Subject to the above we assure you that we are fully committed to delivering an amazing 2020 Show.

HM Government advice can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Next review date: 20th May 2020

FINDON SHEEP FAIR & VILLAGE FESTIVAL

Each year during the second weekend in September, the Findon Sheep Fair and Village Festival takes place at Nepcote Green in the village of Findon in West Sussex

FINDON SHEEP FAIR & VILLAGE FESTIVAL

There are craft stalls, sheep displays, sheep judging, a funfair, food stalls, live displays, a beer tent and many other displays and attractions on the green.

FINDON SHEEP FAIR & VILLAGE FESTIVAL

The sheep judging show attracts farmers from across the south of England, and judges countrywide. There are approx 300 sheep representing over 35 different breeds

FINDON SHEEP FAIR & VILLAGE FESTIVAL

Admission is free on the Saturday attracting up to 7000 visitors. On the Friday and Saturday evening there are dances in the marquee which are ticket only entry.

FINDON SHEEP FAIR & VILLAGE FESTIVAL

To help encourage future generations to take an interest in sheep handling and even sheep farming, we have a competition for Young Handlers from as young as 6 years old

FINDON SHEEP FAIR & VILLAGE FESTIVAL

It is only with the support of the public, sponsors, and not least the volunteers that this long lasting event can continue and be enjoyed by future generations

FINDON SHEEP FAIR & VILLAGE FESTIVAL

Each year during the second weekend in September, the Findon Sheep Fair and Village Festival takes place at Nepcote Green in the village of Findon in West Sussex

FINDON SHEEP FAIR & VILLAGE FESTIVAL

There are craft stalls, sheep displays, sheep judging, a funfair, food stalls, live displays, a beer tent and many other displays and attractions on the green.

FINDON SHEEP FAIR & VILLAGE FESTIVAL

The sheep judging show attracts farmers from across the south of England, and judges countrywide. There are approx 300 sheep representing over 35 different breeds

FINDON SHEEP FAIR & VILLAGE FESTIVAL

Admission is free on the Saturday attracting up to 7000 visitors. On the Friday and Saturday evening there are dances in the marquee which are ticket only entry.

FINDON SHEEP FAIR & VILLAGE FESTIVAL

The sheep fair has been running for over 230 years. Originally sheep were auctioned, but it is now less viable in a climate of strict regulation so sheep are just shown

FINDON SHEEP FAIR & VILLAGE FESTIVAL

To help encourage future generations to take an interest in sheep handling and even sheep farming, we have a competition for Young Handlers from as young as 6 years old

FINDON SHEEP FAIR & VILLAGE FESTIVAL

It is only with the support of the public, sponsors, and not least the volunteers that this long lasting event can continue and be enjoyed by future generations

The next Sheep Fair takes place at Nepcote Green in Findon Village on

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…

FREE ADMISSION

(Car Parking £5)

Click here for Parking details

The next Sheep Fair takes place at Nepcote Green in Findon Village on  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…

FREE ADMISSION (Car Parking £5)

Click here for Parking details  

        

PHOTOS

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

 

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