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Abingdon Michaelmas Fair taking place in October

Byoxfordnewspaper

Oct 1, 2022

THE longest street fair in Europe is set to return to Abingdon this month.

Abingdon Michaelmas Fair, which runs from the Market Place, through the High Street, The Square and the full length of Ock Street, is due to return on Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11.

Abingdon Michaelmas Fair

The historic street fair started following the shortage of labour due to the Black Death, the fair was a hiring fair and the equivalent of job websites and employment agencies today.

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Abingdon Michaelmas Fair

It was unable to run in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic so when it returned last year crowds flocked to the town to enjoy fairground rides, candyfloss and games.

The opening times are usually from midday to 11pm on both days.

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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