SHEEP FAIR 2021 – CANCELLED

 

With great regret, we must announce that the 2021 Findon Sheep Fair will not be taking place.

Firstly, we want to say thank you to everyone who gave their feedback and ideas on what our beloved Sheep Fair should do this summer. We read every message posted on our website and all the comments from the Findon News and took all your thoughts and opinions into account. It is remarkable to see how passionate the village is about our event, which we truly appreciate, and felt that we had to listen to the most concerned or worried about our Sheep Fair and Village Festival.

After careful consideration and countless chats between the committee, the council, and all involved, we unfortunately cannot find a way to make this year’s event a possibility. The safety of everyone attending is of the utmost importance, and with fast changing rules and guidelines from the government, planning an event of this magnitude in a short time is just not feasible, and keeping everybody safe and healthy both in the village and further afield is our biggest priority.

We are confident the Findon Sheep Fair will be back bigger and better than ever in 2022, and we thank you for your continued support.

Simon Stace (Sheep Fair Committee Chairman)

 

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 11th September 2021

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 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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We are hoping that we will be able to go ahead with the Findon Sheep Fair and Village Festival in 2021, and will do all we can to provide a safe environment for everyone. The Sheep Fair Team will be closely monitoring national and local government guidelines and plan to meet next month. An update on progress...

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We are hoping that we will be able to go ahead with the Findon Sheep Fair and Village Festival in 2021, and will do all we can to provide a safe environment for everyone. The Sheep Fair Team will be closely monitoring national and local government guidelines and plan to meet next month. An update on progress will be posted here by the end of January.

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Photo Competition Winner

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This year’s winner of the photo competition was Susan Tyrrell. All entries were judges (anonymously) by the Sheep Fair Committee. To see the winning entry please click here.

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he full results of the Sheep Judging Show sponsored by Westpoint Farm Vets are now available. This is for all sections including the Supreme Championship, Best Farm and Best Presented Young Handler. Please click here for the results

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