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Appleby Horse Fair 2024

Appleby Horse Fair is an annual gathering of Gypsies and Travellers in the town of Appleby in Westmorland, which takes place over a week in early June, from a Thursday to the following Wednesday, but this is essentially a weekend event, the main days being the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Appleby Fair is unique in Europe and, as well as attracting around 10,000 Gypsies and Travellers, over 30,000 other visitors attend the Fair. 

Appleby Horse Fair 2024 dates

The dates for the 2024 Appleby Horse Fair will be: Thursday 6th June to Wednesday 12th June (with the main days being Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June).

Note - if you plan to visit on the Monday or Tuesday (10th and 11th) you may be disappointed as there will be very little to see.

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View of the river at Appleby during the Horse Fair in 2024

Fine weather sees high numbers at Appleby Horse Fair

The Saturday of Appleby Horse Fair 2024 was one of the busiest in recent years, with the number of caravans and bowtops in attendance up on last year. Last year saw 1,197 bowtops and caravans recorded at the Fair. However, this year’s Fair saw 1,287 bowtops and caravans, which was still down on the 2015 record high of 1,297.

10 June 2024