THE Fleece Fayre returns to Cirencester for the third year on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, celebrating the history of the wool trade in the town.

The Market Place in the town will provide the setting for the traditional fair from 10.30am-6pm, which will include a Cotswold Sheep Society display, a Cirencester bee keepers display, as well as performances from Cirencester Creative Dance Academy.

There will be town stocks, face painting and henna tattoos, and a host of stalls offering everything from handmade brownies and fudge, to Panama hats and sheepskin rugs.

This year, the Town Council will also hold a competition to find a new Town Crier for Cirencester at 3.45pm.

Becky Coles, community services manager at Cirencester Town Council said: “We’re excited to be bringing the Fleece Fayre back for its third year, it’s an event that celebrates Cirencester’s bygone era with a modern twist. It’s shaping up to be a great day with some returning favourites and some new visitors and activities.

“This year, we’re privileged to debut equine dance performances by ‘Barehoof Performance’ and we’re looking forward to the competition for the town’s first Town Crier. The team have worked really hard to develop another family friendly day for the community and look forward to another busy day in the town centre.”

Photos of the day will be added to the gallery if they have the hashtag #cirenfleecefayre and will appear in a gallery here:

The event runs from 10.30am to 6pm in the Market Place.

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