September 9th - September 16th 2018
Sidbury was granted a charter for a Fair in 1291 by Edward 1 when he was up in Berwick upon Tweed. The fair was to be held for three days to cover the feast of the Virgin Mary in September. Hot Pennies are still thrown into the street for the children to collect - a boon for the equally impoverished villagers of the time, and still continues today.
Sidbury Fair has grown over the years with local produce and craft stalls, competitions etc. and a livestock auction still takes place. Over the years the fair has extended to a whole week of events and gives local clubs and organisations an opportunity to raise funds. The fair committee is made up of local residents and is chaired by Sir John Cave of Sidbury Manor.
Sun Sept 9th - Fun Run & Walk - 11.30am start - Village Hall
Tues Sept 11th - Hot Pennies - 12 noon - Church Street
Wed Sept 12th - Sidbury Fair (livestock auction, produce & craft stalls, archive & photo exhibitions, lunches, clay pigeon shoot, duck race)
Thurs Sept 13th - Harvest Festival Service - 7.30pm - St Giles' Church
Sun Sept 16th - Equestrian Pleasure Ride - 10am to 12 noon start - Sidbury Manor