Low Sutton - Masham
masham sheep fair takes places annually on the last weekend of september
Masham boasts one of the largest and finest market squares in England, famous for its sheep sales where in the past as many as 70,000 sheep were sold each year. The popular Masham Sheep Fair commemorates these times, raising much money for charity, and filling the town with sheepy fun and entertainment.
Events over this weekend include a sheep show, sheep racing, wool event ( held in the Town Hall on both floors ), Bishop Blaize Procession, fleece stalls, wool competition, sheepdog demonstrations, hand bell ringers, Morris dancers, art exhibition and tours of Theakstons & Black Sheep breweries, as well as the old time children's Fair. If you require further details of dates and programmed events go to www.mashamsheepfair.com
New in 2014 - The Wool Event, ran on both days in Masham Town Hall, with two floors of exhibitors and crafts people reflecting the importance of sheep and wool to Masham. All crafts on display demonstrated what can be done with wool from raw fleece to the finished article, supporting British Wool and included spinning, knitting, crochet, weaving, felting and woollen goods for sale from passionate local artisans.
The weekend was a resounding success and will become a regular annual event to compliment the sheep fair.
All monies raised at the sheep fair are donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
If you are passionate about wool and wish to enquire about a stall at the 2017 event please contact Judi Smith. Details on our contact page above.