Kingsbridge Fair Week 21st – 28th July 2018
The countdown to Kingsbridge Fair Week is fast-approaching lift-off.
This historic market town in the heart of the South Hams will once again host its popular annual shindig under the decree of an ancient royal charter.
The charter dates back to 1461 and is honoured by a garlanded glove-hanging ceremony on the brow of Kingsbridge Fore Street, its upstanding words read aloud by the town mayor.
Traditionally, the fair was a muster for livestock trading and business dealings. These days, the event focuses entirely on family-friendly activities and frolic-filled contests. Overnight the carpark on Kingsbridge Quay is transformed into a funfair enclave and the flowery town square is filled by music and merry-making.
“Congratulations to Kingsbridge Fair Week Royalty 2018. Isabelle Rundle has been chosen as Fair Queen, while Libby Grant and Charlotte Turner are the two princesses”
The culmination of Kingsbridge Fair Week remains its flamboyant carnival procession which attracts floats from towns and villages all over the West Country. Other events include, a dazzling firework display, 10k road race, 5-a-side football tournament, raft race, pool and darts knockouts, a night-time lantern parade, bingo, quiz night and lots, lots more. It’s little wonder this much-loved, seven-day bash remains a firm favourite among our guests.
The 2018 Fair Week Programme is now on sale from the following outlets: Kingsbridge Information Centre (Town Square), Martin McColl (Fore Street) Martin McColl (The Quay) Co-op, (Ilbert Road), Tesco, Ashby’s Easy Stores.
“What a fantastic experience. So much to do and see, just adds to the magic of Kingsbridge, and what a stunning place!” Jacqui, Facebook
Discover the delightful estuary town of Kingsbridge with Toad Hall Cottages, proud supporters of Kingsbridge Fair Week.
Large families will love The Ale House, a beautifully refurbished townhouse tucked down a quiet residential street in the centre of Kingsbridge. The spacious house sleeps up to guests, and is one of our many dog-friendly properties, welcoming two furry friends.
Right on the edge of the Kingsbridge Estuary is 9 Crabshell Heights. This stylish waterside apartment sleeps 6 guests, has beautiful views and is just a short walk from the town square.
For smaller families and couples, Patchwork Cottage is a great base to enjoy Kingsbridfge Fair Week. This charming end of terrace cottage is brimming with character and overlooks a pretty park – the perfect place to walk your four legged friend.
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