"Dating back to 1235, there have been travellers from all over the UK trading horses here for over 800 years"
The annual Brigg Horse Fair is organised by the travelling community and it is the second largest horse fair in the country after Appleby, attracting thousands of visitors to this pretty little market town.
Dating back to 1235, there have been travellers from all over the UK trading horses here for over 800 years.
The horse fair is an important part of Brigg’s heritage, not to mention a huge event in the gypsy travelling calendar.
During the fair, horses are paraded through the market town. Brigg comes alive as hundreds of spectators gather to witness horses being traded amongst the travelling community. Spot deals are shaken on and horses are ridden away by their new owners with pride.
The parade begins at 10am, travelling along Station Road, where you can admire the intricate carts and caravans pulled along by the horses.
There are also many stalls to browse as you explore the culture of the travelling community and what they have to offer.
The Brigg Horse Fair is a unique day out for many and a lively day for the town.
Experience a summer’s day steeped in an important part of Lincolnshire’s culture and heritage at the Horse Fair, or simply admire the horses as they pass through Brigg.
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