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 The next Crab Fair will be held on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September 2022.

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It is with a heavy heart that Egremont Crab Fair Committee has made the sad but sensible decision to cancel the 2021 Crab Fair which was due to be held on Friday and Saturday, 17th and 18th of September. The health and safety of participants and spectators is paramount, and the risks and uncertainties associated with England's progression towards a more normal life after covid make it sensible for us to concentrate on making Crab Fair 2022 bigger and better than ever. We look forward to seeing you all on Friday and Saturday, 16th and 17th of September 2022.
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Egremont Crab Fair and Sports was established in 1267, which makes it one of the oldest fairs in the world. It combines ancient and traditional events with modern attractions in a unique way, attracting visitors from all over the world. Events start at teatime on Friday with a free concert Dancing In The Street. Main street comes to life again on Saturday morning with the Apple Cart being the spectacle at 12.30pm.

Then follow the crowds up to the Crab Fair Field to check out all the local producers, take a look in the craft marquee, foodhall marquee, watch the sports, dog shows, equestrian events, ferret shows and much more. The kids will love the kids area with their very own kids arena and lots of fair rides, mobile zoo and other star attractions, if its music you enjoy get up to Crab Fest and dance into the night.

If The World Gurning Championships are more your thing then head to The Falcon Club at 6pm.

We hope you enjoy our website, which will be updated regularly so please come back again and again.


Be  sure to pay a visit to picturesque Egremont on Crab Fair day and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, catch an apple during the parade of the apple cart, watch or take part in the sports, marvel at the entertainers and displays, then witness the world's finest gurners in action in the evening.


The Crab Fair is run entirely by volunteers, who give up their time throughout the year to help raise funds for the main event in September. A large amount of planning goes into the Crab Fair to help make the weekend run as safely and as smoothly as possible. Without the hard work of the committee and donations from the public and local businesses, the annual Crab Fair event would no longer be a part of Egremont's heritage.

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