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Kingsbridge Fair Week

Kingsbridge Fair Week 2024 is fast approaching, with an event schedule that is jam packed with activities for all the family to enjoy. This year festivities take place from Saturday 20th July – Saturday 27th July.

Read on for our full guide to 2024’s Kingsbridge Fair Week!

What’s on at Kingsbridge Fair Week 2024?

Staying true to its tradition, Fair Week will start with the crowning of the new Fair Queen. As the week unfolds, activities will include fireworks, five-a-side football, a teddy bear’s picnic, a three-legged race, a dog show, a raft race and a crabbing competition. All of these will take place throughout the town, with live music in abundance. Finishing with a colourful carnival procession and lantern parade, Kingsbridge Fair Week 2024 is an event not to be missed.

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About Kingsbridge Fair Week

The lantern parade at a previous Kingsbridge Fair Week

Steeped in history, the roots of the Kingbridge Fair date back as far as 1461. Historically, the fair was much more of a commercial event, marking a period in the year where dues were collected by landowners, debts were paid and livestock was sold. In 1969 a committee was formed to revive the fair, and this is now a much loved, fun-filled week full of events for locals and visitors alike.

Who is taking part in Kingsbridge Fair Week?

This year’s Fair Week welcomes a wealth of local businesses who have chosen to take part. The town of Kingsbridge is vibrant and well reputed for its friendly, good-natured atmosphere. Home to a breadth of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, the high street is a honey pot of activity during Fair Week. Like most South Devon towns, there is a strong focus on food, so be sure work up an appetite!

The full list of local sponsors can be found on the Kingsbridge Fair Week website and also in the printed programme, which is available to buy locally.

Do you have to pay to attend Kingsbridge Fair Week?

The Kingsbridge Fair Week is free to attend, making it extremely inclusive and perfect for those on a budget. You will find free activities to enjoy throughout the week, and a full schedule for children keen to get involved.

Although the festival itself is free, there are inevitably some events, such as the fun fair, which are not free. There are also some that will require tickets, including music events, so we recommend buying yours in advance to avoid disappointment.

Kingsbridge Fair Week 2024 Events

Rafts on the water at Kingsbridge Fair Week's raft race event

A comprehensive programme is available to purchase from various shops throughout Kingsbridge. The cost is £3.00, the profits from which will go towards running the event itself. The schedule includes (but is not limited to!) a firework display, raft race, crazy quiz, dog show, handmade lantern display/parade, carnival procession and crab catching competition!

The Kingsbridge Fair Week Facebook page is a great place to stay updated with all that is happening.

Holiday Cottages for Kingsbridge Fair Week 2024

If you like the sound of the annual Kingsbridge Fair Week, then why not spend the week or a short weekend in one of our stunning self-catering holiday homes?

At Coast & Country Cottages, we have a stunning collection of Kingsbridge holiday cottages, from centrally based townhouses to luxury waterside apartments and secluded countryside retreats. Whether you’re looking for a romantic break, group holiday or dog-friendly escape, we’re sure to have something for you!

Book your stay for Kingsbridge Fair Week 2024

If you can’t attend this year’s Fair Week, there are a range of other exciting events held in Kingsbridge annually. For more Kingsbridge events, read our blog.