Sidbury Fair - History
September 13th - September 17th 2017
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 thefeast 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.