Benington Fair - Home
The Fair takes place from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and is followed by a BBQ/Picnic with music in the grounds of Benington Lordship until 11:00pm. The 2016 Fair will be on. The 2015 Benington Fair was generously sponsored by Ernest Doe.
Benington Fair - History
They were rumbustious events in medieval times, primarily a centre for trading, with merchants gathering from surrounding districts and as far away as London, selling all manner of articles. A town crier opened the fairs with a careful protestation on behalf of the Lord of the Manor of his loyalty to the current reigning monarch. Historian Cussens wrote, in the middle of the last century, that Benington Fair was one of the few that had not been suppressed during the previous 20 years, adding:. The fair c...