Reprieve for Travelling Man bar at Appleby Horse Fair

15 May 2024

The Travelling Man bar will return to the 2024 Appleby Horse Fair after organisers announced a reversal of their decision to miss this year’s event.

Wannasee Ltd, the organisers of the Travelling Man mobile bar, had previously said that challenging economic conditions in the festival and events industry meant that they would not be operating the bar at this year’s Fair.

Following the announcement, further discussions took place between Wannasee Ltd, stakeholders and the Multi Agency Strategic Coordinating Group (MASCG), resulting in an agreement that the Travelling Man bar would return to the Fair, this year.

Alex Hutchinson, Operations Director at Wannasee Ltd., said, “We are delighted to confirm that the Travelling Man bar will continue its presence at Appleby Fair in 2024, bringing entertainment to Fair-goers from Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 June.

 “I’d like thank all those involved for their hard work in facilitating this decision and the attendees of Appleby Horse Fair, with whom we look forward to spending another weekend of social gathering in a vibrant and positive atmosphere.”

Westmorland and Furness Council’s Director of Thriving Communities and Chair of the MASCG, Steph Cordon, said, “The Travelling Man bar was a popular addition to the Fair in 2023, so the news that an agreement has been found for the bar to return in 2024 is welcome.”