Abingdon’s autumn street Fairs will soon be in town.
The Michaelmas Fair – which runs from the Market Place through the High Street and the entire length of Ock Street, dates back to the middle ages and is the longest street fair in Europe. It moves in on Sunday 9th October and is open to the public on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October.
The following week the smaller Runaway Fair takes place in the Market Place and the High Street (to its junction with West St Helen Street). It moves in on Sunday 16th October and will be open to the public on Monday 17th October.
Town centre shops and businesses continue to operate during both Fairs, with the exception of the Monday Markets. However there are road diversions and parking restrictions in place and details may be found by clicking here, which takes you to an article which gives some more background on the Fairs.