Cirencester Fleece Fayre

Welcome to Cirencester’s first Fleece Fayre, celebrating Cirencester and the history of the wool trade in our beautiful town.  As part of the Abbey 900 celebrations bringing the community together, there will be a medieval fair, dancing and entertainment with a modern twist on all things sheep and wool, join the fun and celebrate our beautiful town.

Headline Events 

  • Eclectic Sheep & Wool Arts and Crafts Market
  • Local Food and Drink
  • Maypole and Morris Dancing
  • Wool Weaving and Spinning
  • May King & Queen Best Crown Competition
  • Kids and Community Entertainment

Download the programme and map here.


Did you know?

St John the Baptist Parish Church which is located on the Market Place and is 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. So with the fantastic new Market Place completed this year and the Abbey 900 celebrations, the Fleece Fayre aim’s to give a nod to this bygone era and with a focus on the present and future providing a celebration for the town and bringing the community together. The event will include an eclectic wool and sheep themed market; local food and drink; maypole and morris dancing, community entertainment and lots more. We would love you to be a part of this special event.


Want to get involved?

If you would like to trade, perform or volunteer at this fantastic event, please contact markets@cirencester.gov.uk


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