The Michaelmas Fair was first set up in 1995 by a small group of local people after the Steam Fair relocated from Bishop's Castle to Shrewsbury. The Steam Fair was always held on August Bank Holiday so it was decided to hold this new event in mid September. Traditionally the Michaelmas Fair was at the end of the harvest when farm workers were looking for their next contract and rents had to be paid.
Over the years the Michaelmas Fair has grown into one of the biggest in the area but what impressess most visitors is the wide range of entertainment, there really is something for everyone.
The event is run by a small volunteer committee who meet throughout the year plus another 60 local people who help on the day. If you have never been then look at the video which gives you a flavour of what you can expect at the Fair