The Masham Sheep Fair will go ahead this weekend in Masham market square.

The annual event, run by local businesses and volunteers, aims to raise money for charity whilst filling the town with sheep-themed fun.

And ahead of the event in just a few days time, we’ve got everything you need to know…


The Masham Sheep Fair will take place in Masham Market Square – one of the largest market squares in England.

Masham is famous for its sheep sales, where in the past as many as 70,000 sheep were sold each year.

The annual sheep fair commemorates these times whilst raising money for charity.

Times and dates

The fair will run on 25th and 26th September, starting at 10:30am and coming to a close at 4pm.

The Masham Sheep Fair takes place this weekend.


The show is run by volunteers and all proceeds go to local charities.

Organisers will be donating proceeds from programmes, merchandise and contributions to Yorkshire Air Ambulance among other good causes.


Susan Cunliffe-Lister and a band of volunteers started the Sheep Fair 30 years ago as a one-off to raise money for farmers in Africa.

‘Sheep Aid’ raised £7,950 and it was decided to make it an annual event, raising money for local charities.

Since then the event has raised more than £158,000 for Yorkshire charities.

Find out more about the Masham Sheep Fair here.

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