Thousands of people will be pouring into a Dartmoor on Tuesday, September 11 to experience all things country. First held in the s, the event brings thousands of visitors and attracts interest from all over the world, and the famous folk song recalls the story of Uncle Tom Cobley and his friends riding to Widecombe Fair on a grey mare.
The Dartmoor village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor has held a country fair ever since, and with show rings, morris dancing and a vintage machinery display, the show celebrates all things associated with the famous moorland. The beautiful village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor lies between green fields and high, rocky moorland hills in a sheltered valley on the East side of Dartmoor.
Widecombe Fair takes place on the second Tuesday of September each year and attracts visitors Widdicombe Fair - Various - The World Of The Small Faces And Beyond (CD) far and wide.
A Park and Ride service is provided from the main car parks into the village see map. This year we have extended the road closure up Widecombe Hill so that only coaches paying for use of the coach park will be allowed access via this route. Widecombe Fair Get the pick of the week's stories and fascinating Devon history features direct to your inbox every Saturday morning in our exclusive Weekend Report newsletter Sign me up!
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World of the Small Faces and beyond. Series: Mojo PeriodicalMay Subjects Rock music. Popular music. To this day the fair is probably one of the most famous events of the moor with visitors flocking to see the sheep, ponies, cattle, stalls, and events.
The date has altered to the second Tuesday of September which just misses the busy holiday season. Some would say that the fair is congested enough without the additional numbers that holiday makers would bring but most will say that it does not clash with any other annual event. For details of the forthcoming Widdecombe Fair please visit the official website which can be reached by clicking — HERE. This year the fair will be held on Tuesday September 8th on the Fairfield.
Not sure about the german origin of the grey mare — you onlyneed to pop over to Cornwall to find the old Pen Glaz in penzance and the Mari Lywd across the water in Cymru.
Its very much a British tradition — Gwynn ap Nudd king of the Otherworld rides such a grey mare on his Widdicombe Fair - Various - The World Of The Small Faces And Beyond (CD) for souls. Your e-mail address will not be published.
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