Fairport's Cropredy Convention
Organised by Fairport Convention itself, this outdoor extravaganza has been held annually since the 1970s so the audience includes children (and even grandchildren) of festival-goers who've been coming back year after year. There is also a strong contingent of younger newcomers each year. This gives the event a uniquely 'family-friendly' atmosphere and a real sense of tradition.
Cropredy is a pretty village five miles north of Banbury in Oxfordshire (see the location map on this website). Every August, its inhabitants welcome an invasion of up to 20,000 music-lovers for Fairport's Cropredy Convention. The event is held over the second full weekend of August, from Thursday afternoon to midnight on Saturday.