St Ives Michaelmas Fair

St Ives

2016 October
Annual Event;
Three-day festival
Traditional Michaelmas Fair takes over the main market square in St Ives.

Traditionally opened by St Ives Town Councillors distributing two-pence coins to local school-children.

The history of Michaelmas fair dates back to the Middle Ages, though the tradition of coin-throwing at the start of the fair only started in the 1920s.

The custom was imported from the Midsummer Fair in Cambridge along with the reading of the fair charter.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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