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Loughborough Fair

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The Fair aims to cater for everyone, young and old alike.

Amongst those pleasure rides presented this year will be the old favourites such as Waltzers, Dodgems, Galloping Horses, together with the more spectacular rides such as the Freak Out, Kiddies' Corner and the Extreme Ride and perhaps one or two surprise attractions.

This year's Loughborough Fair will take place between Wednesday November 13 to Saturday November 16, 2019.

fair 2Fair operating times

  • Wednesday: 6pm - 11pm  
  • Thursday: 12pm - 11pm   
  • Friday: 11am - 11pm           
  • Saturday: 11am - 11pm     

Our Markets and Fairs team is responsible for directing the arrangements connected with the Fair. Contact our team on:

About the Loughborough Fair

Fairs have been held in Loughborough for centuries, the first official Charter being granted to the Lord of the Manor, Hugh le Despencer, in 1221 by King Henry III. The Fair was then held on St. Peter’s Day and, assuming it has been held annually, will have been coming to the town for 797 years.

Approximately 100 individual show people attend each year, presenting between them some 20 large rides, numerous children's roundabouts, game and novelty stalls, and the usual popular refreshment stands.

Road closures

Please see map below showing road closures and diversion routes during the fair.

Details of any road closures and restrictions can be found on the following webpage: and on the document below:


For details of the car parks in Loughborough, visit our parking webpage.

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