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The Events
October 1st and 15th
Farmers Market
Stratford-upon-Avon Farmers’ Market is one of the best examples of its type in South Warwickshire. Each fortnight, the market features over 30 traders selling a range of goods as well as 20 stalls of crafts and the unusual situated around the Historical American Fountain. 9am - 3pm
Oct 8th - 22nd
Stratford on Avon Music Festival 2016
01789 207100
The Festival is a key event in the cultural calendar of this unique and historic town and presents a fantastic programme of internationally renowned names and emerging artists from classical, jazz, folk and world music. 2016 will be our 21st - we hope you will join us us in celebrating! Visit the website
October 11 & 12

Stratford Mop

Stratford-on-Avon Mop Fair has its origins in hiring agricultural and domestic labour, set out some time during the reign of Edward III and provision of the statutes of labourers. The date is set for 12th October (or is moved if the 12th October falls on a Sunday), and as a pleasure fair it remains a key date in the Warwickshire calendar. In the 1950s, during the prominence of railway travel, a plethora of special trains were laid on to ferry the local population to and from the fair. Stratford Mop has an associated 'runaway mop' one week later. The tradition of this is from the need for employers to reconsider and re-hire any staff before committing to a full years work.
October 15th
Stratford Races
01789 267949
Saturday afternoon meeting.
October 27th
Stratford Races
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Thursday daytime meeting
October 22 & 23
Runaway Mop
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The Mop Fair makes it's annual return visit.