Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Brigg Horse Fair 2018 on Station Road - pictured on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

Brigg Horse Fair 2019 will be held on Monday, August 5 with members of the gypsy/traveller community expected to begin buying and selling steeds from 9.30am and continue trading well into the afternoon.
In recent years the fair has featured a number of stalls, trailers and vans selling various horse-related items, including brasses, while refreshments have also been available within the site.
This free-to-attend fair takes place on land near Station Road  - postcode DN20 8XH - and will attract spectators from a wide area.
Historic Brigg Horse Fair is one of a dwindling number still held across the UK.
The first travellers in their caravans will start arriving up to a week before the big day, parking up ahead of the event.
If you go along, please watch out for approaching horses being paraded for the benefit of potential purchasers.
And note that no spectator parking will be available on Station Road during the horse fair.
Car-driving visitors are advised to use the town's main car park, off the A18 on Old Courts Road, at DN20 8JD.
Not being seen as an official event, Brigg Horse Fair does not usually appear in listing guides.
It is organised by gypsy/traveller community members who meet up in Brigg each summer as generations of their families did before them, going back many decades.
Some years ago when the Brigg Amateur Social Historians (BASH) group organised an exhibition of black and white Brigg Horse Fair prints of the past at the White Horse pub, some adult travellers - in town for the event - spotted themselves as children and picked out friends and relatives in the pictures on display.
Seen here - a couple of images from Brigg Horse Fair 2018.

Taking a ride past one of the refreshment vans at Brigg Horse Fair 2018 - see Nigel Fisher''s Brigg Blog