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APPLEBY HORSE FAIR 6TH TO 13TH JUNE 2012

Date: 20th March 2012

APPLEBY HORSE FAIR 6TH TO 13TH JUNE 2012

Appleby Horse Fair has been held for one week every year from the first Thursday in June until the second Wednesday since at least 1750. The fair is world famous, and unique throughout Europe.

The annual event is attended by Gypsies and Travellers mainly to buy and sell horses, but also to celebrate their history and folklore and meet with old friends. Traditionally the Travellers reside on Fair Hill, just on the outskirts of Appleby, and younger members of their families wash the horses in the River Eden to prepare them for sale.

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