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Calendar of Stamford Events:
Local Events and Interesting Happenings.
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION we are unable to bring you details of
Stamford events for 2020.
Details we have will appear below and in the meantime you may
confirm all event details with the Stamford Tourist Information Centre
when they reopen.
The Stamford Mid Lent Fair is a fair established by Royal Charter. It arrives every Mother's Day, staying for one week and occupying the lengths of Broad Street, Red Lion street, Red Lion Square, Sheepmarket, Castle Dyke and Bath Row. It is one of the largest street fairs in Europe. Townspeople have always had a good rapport with the regular showmen and women whose families have been part of the Mid Lent fair for hundreds of years. Stamford was an important major fair in medieval times and would once have focused on trade and selling, gradually becoming the modern funfair we know today. It is mentioned by Shakespeare in his play Henry 1V Part 2 which shows that it was known far and wide!
This is where modern technology meets Stamford's old buildings! This colourful Stamford attraction is one of the only fairs in the actual town streets.
Popular and lively, it attracts thousands of visitors and is a nostalgic favourite with Stamfordians. Some of the showmen returning here over the years include Farrars, Hollands, Rocky Thompson and Thursfords.
Stamford in Bloom: June
An annual early summer event during which the townspeople decorate their shop windows and outdoor shop spaces.
Volunteers plant the town gardens and make unusual centrepieces such as these decorative floral chairs.
For 2020 the chairs have been planted to decorate the streets during the winter months.
Stamford in Bloom at Hoptroff & Lee!
Town Tours: all weathers!
Rachel and Ruth will guide you round Stamford on their "Stamford Sights and Secret Tours" bookable at The Arts Centre on St. Mary's Street.
The Friday Market: all year
Stamford Market is every Friday except when Christmas or New Year's Day falls on the Friday.
Stamford Georgian Fair: September
The Georgian Fair is a biennial event and usually occurs in late September.
The next fair is 2021.
The Georgian Fair at Hoptroff & Lee! Lots of great interior design and gift ideas with a Georgian flavour. Other antiques, collectables and vintage for your delight.
Stamford Christmas Market: November
The Christmas Fair consists of market stalls selling numerous seasonal goods, music, entertainment and Christmas lights switch-on. It usually falls on the last Saturday in November.
Stamford Food Fair: June
Held on the town meadows
Stamford Festival Week: June
Parade of Floats and other entertainment during the week.
Parade of Floats
Rock on the Rec
This event is part of Festival week and features music on the recreation ground