Enjoy Teas with Bees, a honey trail, a town crier competition and Cornish pasty making at traditional fair.
This year’s Callington Honey Fair will take place on Wednesday 2nd October in Cornwall. The fair is organised by the Lions Club of Callington, and is one of the best-loved quirky events in Cornwall.
Stalls will line the streets, with local and national honey on offer as well as gifts and crafts. There will also be family entertainment during the day, including clowns, animals to pet, face painting, and live music on stage.
Local bee keepers will be displaying their live bees and honey products, and the popular ‘Teas with the Bees’ where visitors can sit and enjoy a cream tea with the bees, will return.
This year’s event will also have children’s pasty making, a town crier competition, a trail of Honey Fair shop windows, a children’s art competition and a fun fair.
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.
When: 2nd October 2019
Where: Callington, Cornwall
£: Free (free park & ride from St Mellion)
More info: callington-tc.gov.uk