DANCING sheep are set to return as a historic fair takes place for the first time since 2019.

After being cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Findon Sheep Fair will be back to full capacity with thousands expected to flock to the event.

The fair had been run as a formality in recent years to maintain the event’s royal charter. Organisers had to officially open it then close it straight away to keep the charter.l

The fair has been taking place annually for the past 200 years but can be traced back a far as 1261.

The Argus: Findon Sheep Fair has been running since 1261Findon Sheep Fair has been running since 1261

Graham Gostick, a member of the Sheep Fair Committee, said: “There’s something there for everybody. We look forward to demonstrating what Findon can offer in its famous sheep fair.

“We couldn’t operate without the people of the village. It’s a win-win for local businesses.”

As well as sheep dancing, the traditional fair will also include displays of birds of prey as well as a range of stalls, food and drink.

The Harris brothers fun fair will also be in attendance, having been an integral part of the event for many years.

The Argus: The event had not run in recent years due to the Covid-19 pandemicThe event had not run in recent years due to the Covid-19 pandemic

The Findon Sheep fair will take place on in Nepcote Green in Findon on Saturday, September 10. Entry is free although parking charges apply.