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Appleby Fair 2023

Appleby Horse Fair


The Multi-Agency Strategic Co-ordinating Group (MASCG) has adoped the Appleby Fair Strategy 2019-2022 outlined in the document below as a way of working for the Appleby Horse Fair.

The aim of this Strategy is to make Appleby Horse Fair as safe as possible for all concerned, using the principles of the operational planning that had been followed successfully for the 2015-2018 Fairs.

Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information.

Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.

Please use the link above for the Feedback Form. Return completed forms to Steph Cordon either via email at [email protected] or post to: Steph Cordon, Director of Thriving Communities, Westmorland & Furness Council, Town Hall, Penrith Cumbria CA11 7QF.

Traffic Management in Appleby Town Centre during the Horse Fair 

Highways changes are in place in Appleby town centre during the Horse Fair which aim to make the event safer.


Appleby Horse Fair Traffic Management Plan 2023

Counterfeit goods are poor quality, unreliable and sometimes unsafe.

Things to do and places to stay in and around Appleby-in-Westmorland.

With very few exceptions horses at or on their way to Appleby must be accompanied by their passport, and new rules introduced from 1 July 2009 mean that all horses born after that date must have a passport and microchip by 31 December in the year in which they are born or 6 months after birth, whichever is the latest.

The Pet Animals Act 1951, as amended in 1983, prohibits the sale of pets in a public place such as a market. The activity of selling animals as pets from a market or public place is therefore illegal.

Information for traders wishing to trade from the market fields

Information for Street Trading at Appleby Horse Fair

Licensing information for Pubs, Bars, Restaurants and Takeaways during Appleby Horse Fair


The Multi-Agency Strategic Co-ordinating Group (MASCG) was established in 2008 to ensure all the relevant agencies worked together to share skills and knowledge to support the Fair.

Information about the clean up operation during the Fair

Toilet facilities, car parking and bus parking information for visitors to the Fair