Overton Sheepfair A village carnival like no other!
A village carnival like no other!
The next Sheepfair is the 20th and 21st July 2024
We are hoping to support a smaller event in 2022 - keep up to date with our blog/social media posts.
Keep an eye on our blog page and Facebook, Intstagram or Twitter for news and details on our Roaring Twenties theme!
The Sheepfair was originally conceived to celebrate the millennium in 2000 as Overton had been the site for Sheepfairs from medieval times until early in the twentieth century. The original reincarnation of the Sheepfair in 2000 carried a medieval theme which was embraced by the village. Every four years since, the village has joined together and transformed itself to capture each Sheepfair’s theme. In honour of its roots, every Sheepfair is officially opened with the arrival of sheep being herded along Winchester Street – they mostly all behave!
The event is organised by a dedicated committee whose motto is:
By the Village, for the Village
The Sheepfair Committee prides itself on the wonderful array of entertainment offered across the weekend. With four stages, a fairground, street entertainment, bands, community entertainers, joint church services, market stalls and exhibitions, it really is a jam-packed weekend of entertainment for all the family.