An aerial photograph of Loughborough town centre during the 2021 Loughborough Fair.

Here is some information about Loughborough Fair.

Loughborough Fair 2022

Loughborough Fair will return in 2022 between Wednesday November 9 and Saturday November 12. Opening times for each day can be found below:

  • Wednesday November 9, 6pm until 11pm   
  • Thursday November 10, 12pm until 11pm    
  • Friday November 11, 11am until 11pm            
  • Saturday November 12, 11am until 11pm

More details will be announced later in the year, but we have put together some frequently asked questions regarding the fair.

Frequently asked questions about Loughborough Fair

History of 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.

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

Loughborough Fair 2021

The 2021 fair took place between Wednesday November 10 and Saturday November 13.

The fair was officially opened at 6pm on Wednesday, November 10 by the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Paul Baines, who read the official fair proclaimation from the Waltzer in Market Place.

Photographs from Loughborough Fair 2021 can be found on Charnwood Borough Council's Flickr page.

Rides and stalls at Loughborough Fair

A list of the rides that featured at the 2021 Loughborough Fair are listed on the Loughborough Fair rides webpage.

Last updated: Tue 20th September, 2022 @ 12:01