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Egremont Crab Fair

Egremont Crab Fair

Egremont Crab Fair
© Des Colhoun / geograph.org.uk / 2014 / CC BY-SA 2.0

22 September

The Egremont Crab Fair is a fair held in the town of Egremont, West Cumbria, England to celebrate the Crab Apple harvest.

The fair is held on the third Saturday of September.

A Crab Fair Queen is selected.

In the afternoon, there is the Parade of the Apple Cart, and concerts and contests in the evening.

There are many other contests and sports held throughout the day.

Part of the fair is a contest in which contestants poke their head through a horse collar and try to make the ugliest face.

The fair started in 1267.

Main St, Egremont

Main St, Egremont
© John Lord / geograph.org.uk / 2009 / CC BY-SA 2.0

See also:

All September food days

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Oulton, Randal. "Egremont Crab Fair." CooksInfo.com. Published 27 September 2004; revised 12 March 2010. Web. Accessed 05/20/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/egremont-crab-fair>.

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