The Michaelmas and Runaway fairs take place each year in October and the Michaelmas fair is reputed to be the longest street fair in Europe. Dating back to the 14th century, the fair covers Ock Street, High Street and the Market Place.
Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th October 2021 from 12 noon to 11pm each day. The Michaelmas Fair is the longest street fair in Europe, running from the Market Place, through the High Street, The Square and the full length of Ock Street. This historic street fair has its […]
Blue Plates, similar to the Blue Plaque scheme, will be displayed around the Town to commemorate establishments that sold food and drink and those who ran them. Some of these places no longer exist, so look for the plates in unexpected places. Over the years, buildings in Abingdon have changed their use as society and […]