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St Giles' Fair

0.5km
Monday 5 September 2022 - Tuesday 6 September 2022
St Giles' Fair, Oxford
St Giles' Fair, Oxford

St Giles' Fair is one of the greatest and most prestigious fun fairs in the country. The fair is held on the Monday and Tuesday following the first Sunday after St Giles' Day which is the 1st of September.

The fair dates back to 1625 when it was a parish festival to celebrate the feast of the patron saint, St Giles. In the 18th century it was a toy fair, then in the early 19th century it was a general children’s fair. The funfair grew during mid and late Victorian times. This was a time when improved means of transport meant that large numbers of people could be brought into the city to attend the festivities. It was also when the forerunners of today’s rides were first developed following advances in mechanical engineering.

Event Times:

The fair is open 11am-11pm on both days.

Tickets:

Advance tickets are not required.

Location:

The fair is held in the street of St Giles' which is to the north of the city centre.

Getting There:

National Rail Oxford railway station: 15 minutes walk.

Parking:

No Parking Available.

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Last Updated Friday 1 October 2021

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