When: 2nd October 2013
Where: Callington, Cornwall
What is it?
The annual Callington Honey Fair run by the Lions Club of Callington has become one of the largest fairs in Cornwall.
Around 100 stalls line the streets and the town hall is filled with honey and honey products as various competitions take place. The town hall also serves cream teas (with honey of course). Other entertainment includes a fun fair and street entertainment in the form of clowns and travelling musicians.
The fair has been taking place since 1978 when local businessman John Trewithick decided to resurrect the event which originally began back in the 13th century. In 1267 Henry III granted a number of market charters to help fund the re-building of Westminster Abbey, permitting Callington to hold weekly markets and an annual fair. The Honey Fair itself became properly established in the 19th century when fairs of this kind were common in towns across the South East of Cornwall. The Callington Honey Fair is now the last remaining fair of this type.
More info: callingtonlions.org.uk/honeyfair