Ramsbury Street Fair

The Ramsbury Street Fair

Once upon a time, Ramsbury was prestigious enough to host 2 annual fairs – even Marlborough had to accommodate Ramsbury’s Michaelmas Fair by holding its Mop Fairs on the Saturdays before and after.

Ramsbury’s Spring Cattle Fair finally ceased in 1939 and the Michaelmas Fair in the 1950s. An annual carnival was instituted to replace the Fairs and survived until the 1990s but has in turn been replaced with a biennial Street Fair.