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 10th September 2022

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)

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The next Sheep Fair takes place at Nepcote Green in Findon Village on  Saturday 10th September 2022

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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LATEST NEWS

Sheep Fair 2021 Opens and Closes

Sheep Fair 2021 Opens and Closes

The fair has been an annual tradition for 200 years, but could not go ahead in 2020. The only other time the centuries-old event has not taken place was in 2001, during the foot-and-mouth epidemic. This year, to maintain the charter and commemorate the historical event, a short opening ceremony was held, followed by a closing ceremony just a few moments later. There were 50 people in attendance, instead of the usual 6,000, and just five sheep...

Sheep Fair 2021 Opens and Closes

Sheep Fair 2021 Opens and Closes

The fair has been an annual tradition for 200 years, but could not go ahead in 2020. The only other time the centuries-old event has not taken place was in 2001, during the foot-and-mouth epidemic....

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Sheep Fair 2021 Opens and Closes

Sheep Fair 2021 Opens and Closes

The fair has been an annual tradition for 200 years, but could not go ahead in 2020. The only other time the centuries-old event has not taken place was in 2001, during the foot-and-mouth epidemic. This year, to maintain the charter and commemorate the historical event, a short opening ceremony was held, followed by a closing ceremony just a few moments later. There were 50 people in attendance,...

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Sheep Fair 2020 Cancellation

Sheep Fair 2020 Cancellation

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...

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Donations to worthy causes

Donations to worthy causes

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...

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Photo Competition Presentation

Photo Competition Presentation

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...

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