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Warwick Mop Fair13oct5:00 PM10:00 PM5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Warwick Town Centre, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4BT, UK

Event Details

Warwick Mop Fair

Warwick Mop Fair began when King Edward III granted a legal charter that it be held in the town centre, at a time when the stone version of the castle was being built and before Lord Leycester was even born let alone building hospitals. Many significant towns in the area have similar charters including Stratford upon Avon, Southam, Banbury, Tewksbury, Alcester, Evesham, Abingdon and so on. Each year these towns have fairground attractions in their town centres and surrounding streets.

Warwick Mop is arguably the town’s oldest tradition pre-dating even the Saturday market and centuries before the Victorian Evening and Warwick Folk Festival. Over the years it has brought joy and amusement to thousands of Warwick residents and many from further afield. Local shops used to stay open into the evening and hold special Mop promotions to cash in on the extra customers the event attracted. The Mop is an event that can be enjoyed by all ages from young children getting their first glimpse of a fairground, to the grandparents still eating the candy floss!

Why not make this year’s Mop the one for your family to enjoy Warwick’s heritage and take advantage of all the hard work involved in organising this event.

As an extra incentive why not pick up some of the money off vouchers from local shops displaying one of our posters?

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Time

(Friday) 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Warwick Town Centre

Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4BT, UK

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