Frequently Asked Questions
Are there car parking facilities?
Yes. There are facilities in the village for parking. Please note there will be a charge of £5 per car, but entry to the Fair is free. For more details, please click here
What time does the Sheep Fair open?
The main Fair opens on the Saturday at 10:30am. There is no formal closure time, but events are usually all complete by 5.00pm with stalls and food outlets packing up to leave. The Funfair remains open throughout the evening and entertainment is provided in the marquee (ticket only). For details of the programme, please click here.
How do I book a pitch for a stall?
Applications for pitches or stalls must be booked online. Bookings are taken from early in the year around January/February time. To apply, please click here.
How long has the Findon Sheep Fair and Village Festival been going?
Findon was given permission by Royal Charter to hold an annual fair back in 1261 by King Henry III. The Sheep Fair proper started on Nepcote Green sometime around 1785. Previously the sheep had been sold by private deals and the first auction sales started in 1896. Auctions took place since then until the foot and mouth oubreak in the early 2000’s. Resulting stringent regulations have made auctions in Findon unviable, but this has now been replaced by Sheep Judging which has grown in numbers each year. For more information, please click here.