Join the Fun at Bideford Fair: Everything You Need to Know


Are you planning a trip to Bideford and looking for some fun activities to do during your stay? If so, you’re in luck!

The annual Bideford Fair is just around the corner, and it’s an event that you won’t want to miss. Here’s everything you need to know about the fair.

If you’re planning on visiting Bideford in June, you might be interested to know that the Annual Bideford Fair is taking place on the 3rd of June 2023.

The Annual Bideford Fair is a fun event taking place in June.
The Mayor’s Procession kicks off the event at 10:40 am.
A wide range of activities is available to participate in, including ‘have-a-go archery,’ train rides, bouncy castles, and rugby tots taster sessions.
The Bideford Fair dog show is one of the highlights of the event with various categories.
Food and drinks will be available to purchase.
The event is open to both locals and tourists and runs from 11 am to 4 pm.

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Bideford Fair

Here’s a rundown of what you can expect at this fun-filled event:

Mayor’s Procession

The festivities kick off with the Mayor’s Procession at 10:40 am, which starts at Allhalland Street and ends at Victoria Park via Mill Street, Cooper Street, Jubilee Square, and the Quay. It’s a great opportunity to see the town come alive with music, colourful costumes, and floats.

Official Opening

Once the procession reaches Victoria Park, the Mayor will officially open the Bideford Fair at 11 am.


There will be a wide range of activities to participate in, including ‘have-a-go archery,’ train rides, bouncy castles, and rugby tots taster sessions. These activities are suitable for all ages and are sure to keep everyone entertained throughout the day.

Food and Drinks

There will also be plenty of food and drinks available to purchase, so you won’t need to worry about going hungry or thirsty.

Dog Show

One of the highlights of the event is the Bideford Fair dog show, which will be returning to the park this year. The show will feature various categories, including the waggiest tail, most handsome, best rescue, looks most like their owner, prettiest dog, and coolest pup.

Entries can be made on the day, so don’t miss out on the chance to show off your furry friend.

The event runs from 11 am to 4 pm. You can also search for “Bideford Fair” on Facebook and follow the event to stay up to date with any changes or announcements. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, the Bideford Fair is an event you won’t want to miss.

And Finally… Bideford Fair

The annual Bideford Fair is a fun event taking place in June that includes a parade, activities for all ages, food and drinks, and a dog show.

It’s open to locals and tourists, its free to come along and is a great opportunity to enjoy the festivities (dogs welcomed too).

Author Matt Ogborne
Matt Ogborne
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