The Abingdon Michaelmas Fair has returned for Monday and Tuesday of this week.
On Sunday the fair paraphernalia was being set up on the Market Place, High Street, Stratton Way,
and Ock Street.
Setting up the fair involves a lot of hard work. Bob Wilson’s Fun Fairs co-ordinate the show people, and work with Abingdon Town Council, and other authorities.
Abingdon County Hall Museum has an exhibition about the fair with pictures and historical details and a distortion mirror. The exhibition runs from 5th October until 22nd December
Going to watch the fair being set up is a tradition.
Another tradition is the Sunday Evening Fair Service at the Galloping Horses. This year it began with a welcome by the Mayor, and was led by Revd Steve Millard from Abingdon Baptist Church.
There followed a ride for anybody who wished.