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Fair, Fri 20 - Sat 21 Sep 2019, £3-£6

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Egremont Crab Fair and Sports was established in 1267, which makes it one of the oldest fairs in the world. It combines ancient and traditional events with modern attractions in a unique way, attracting visitors from all over the world. Events start at teatime on Friday with a free concert Dancing In The Street. Main street comes to life again on Saturday morning with the Apple Cart being the spectacle at 12.30pm.
Then follow the crowds up to the Crab Fair Field to check out all the local producers, take a look in the craft marquee, foodhall marquee, watch the sports, dog shows, equestrian events, ferret shows and much more. The kids will love the kids area with their very own kids arena and lots of fair rides, mobile zoo and other star attractions, if its music you enjoy get up to Crab Fest and dance into the night.
If The World Gurning Championships are more your thing then head to Egremont Market hall at 6pm.

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Dates Times
Fri 20 - Sat 21 Sep 2019 16:00 to 22:00
Start time is for the first event, Friday Evenings event on Main Street.
Finish Time is for the last event, The World Gurning Championships


Entry fee for Sports Field only, all other events are free.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access


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Plan route to Egremont using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 010108  Lat: 54.48284 Long: -3.52955

From Carlisle take the A595 to Cockermouth, go through Cockermouth heading for Egremont. From Penrith, take the A66 towards Keswick, then onto Cockermouth. Turn left at the main roundabout, signposted A5086 to Egremont.

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