Tavistock has held an annual Goose Fair since the early 12th century. Originally the fair was for trading livestock, but over the years it has developed into more of a social event, with market stalls, food and drink, entertainment and a funfair which remains open throughout the evening.
In an attempt to revive the more traditional side of 'Goosey Fair', a free Open Day is now held annually at Tavistock Livestock Centre, Whitchurch Road, on Goose Fair day from 10.00am-4.00pm. Attractions include cattle, sheep and ponies, as well as demonstrations and exhibits including sheep shearing and vintage machinery. A traditional live Geese and Poultry auction takes place at 2.00pm, and a variety of local trade stands will be selling food, drink and local crafts.
Wednesday 10 October
Tavistock Town Centre
For more information contact Tavistock Town Council on 01822 613529 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ycoa8om
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012