The Runaway Fair is the smaller fair that follows a few days after the Michaelmas Fair in October. Abingdon has a tradition of championing the rights of the common man and this hiring fair was held specifically so that farmworkers who had been hired at the earlier Michaelmas Fair, and had found their new master cruel or the conditions intolerable, could quite literally “run away”, return back to the town for another try at finding suitable paid work before the winter set in.
Abingdon Runway Fair
Time and Date:
Monday, October 16, 2017 (All day)
Market PlaceOxfordshire, England OX14 3HG