Where: Throughout the town of Cockermouth, Cumbria
£: Mostly free. Some events are priced separately.
What is it?
Cockermouth came to the country’s attention in November last year when the most cataclysmic flooding of the two rivers that meet in the town washed away a lot of the Main Street and many old stone bridges. The Georgian Fair had been in the planning stage since the last one in 2008, and in January they decided to go ahead with the event despite the town being in a somewhat “interesting state”.
Originally started in 2005 these biennial fairs are to celebrate the town’s Georgian history and gives the locals a chance to enjoy themselves by dressing up in old style costumes, holding sedan chair races and other fun things. This year they have added a festival of Traditional and Historic Dance with Regency style and morris dance groups throughout the town.
More info: Further information and tickets available from the Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, Cockermouth or visit www.cockermouth.org.uk/georgianfair