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Cirencester Fleece Fayre

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Welcome to Cirencester’s second Fleece Fayre, celebrating Cirencester and the history of the wool trade in our beautiful town.

As part of the legacy of the Abbey 900 celebrations bringing the community together, there will be a traditional fair, dancing and entertainment with a modern twist on all things sheep and wool. The event will take place on bank holiday Monday, 7th May, 10am to 5pm in the Market Place.

 

This year’s highlight’s will include:

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After the success of last year’s inaugural event, this year aims to reach out to all the community and providing some good old fashioned fun for everyone.

•    Live Music and Performances including The Ukey       Dukes
•    May Pole & Morris Dancing
•    Vintage and Makers Market
•    Lots of Local Food & Drink including Hog Roast            and local Ale
•    Cotswold Sheep (Lions) with wool weaving &                spinning
•    Craft workshops – make your own sheep and                willow weaving
•    Tractor Rides
•    Town Stocks

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Did you know?

St John the Baptist Parish Church, located on the Market Place, often referred to as the ‘Cathedral of the Cotswolds’, was largely rebuilt in 1515-1530. This was funded by the wealth attained by the local wool merchants. Sheep, wool sales, weaving and cloth-making were the main strengths of England's trade in the Middle Ages, and many of Cirencester merchants and clothiers gained wealth and prosperity from the national and international trade. 

With the church rebuilt and the Market Place adjacent to it, you can imagine market days as a bustling and thriving place to be. With the new Market Place the Fleece Fayre aims to give a nod to this bygone era and with a focus on the present and future providing a celebration for the town. The event will include an eclectic wool and sheep themed market; local food and drink; morris dancing, community entertainment and lots more. 


Community Call to Dance!

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Come and learn to May Pole Dance on the Market Square! We have a professional caller and accordion player who will help you learn the lovely traditional ribbon dance and help plat the Maypole. Sessions start from 11.30am.


Trading at the Fayre

Applications are now closed and the event is fully booked. 


Programme

The programme will be published on the website shortly.

If you have any specific questions relating to the event please contact us info@cirencester.gov.uk


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