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Tewkesbury MOP Fair 2019


Excitement is rising for the famous Tewkesbury Mop Fair which takes place on 9th and 10th October. This is the largest street fair in Gloucestershire with fun fair, fairground rides, traditional games, sideshows, stalls and attractions in Tewkesbury town centre. The Mop Fair dates back to 12th century when farm hands, labourers, servants and craftsmen looking for work, would take along a piece of equipment to represent their trade. Those with no specific skills would carry a mop head to signify they were free for work, hoping a prospective employer would spot them in the crowds.

Shops, Cafes, Pubs and Resturants Stay Open while the Mop Fair takes over the Medieval Town centre with rides and stalls squeezed between fine Tudor Buildings and in some of the Town centre car parks.

More info from Tewkesbury Tourist Information Centre: Tel. 01684 855040