Horncastle Horse Fair

05 Aug 2023 - 12 Aug 2023

Here is the timetable for this wonderful community celebration to mark the 75th anniversary of the last Horncasle Horse Fair.

The Full Horse Fair Celebration Timetable:

6 July to 30 September

  • Horncastle Horse Fair exhibition at the Joseph Banks Centre

22 July to 3 September

  • Community made Horncastle Horse Fair Window Trail in 40 shopfronts around the town

Saturday 5 August, 9am to 3pm

  • Free drop-in graffiti session at Horncastle Market led by James from lmageskool who did the amazing artwork on the public toilets on Lawrence Street.

Monday 7 - Saturday 12 August, 10am to 4pm

  • Lumo Workshop drop-in arts & crafts sessions every day in the Community Centre. Members of the public will be able to pop in for a few minutes (or a few hours) to make horse hats and flags, or just to chat to the artists and watch them making the bigger horse puppet. Groups can be booked in too - just email simon@mrholly.co.uk

Wednesday 9 August, 7pm

  • Warhorse free film screening at Stanhope Hall - introduced by Joe Richardson, a West End actor and puppeteer who is originally from Horncastle and who worked on the National Theatre's production of War Horse.

Thursday 10 August, 11am

  • Horncastle Horse Fair Guided Walk. Meet at the Joseph Banks Centre. No need to book, just turn up

Friday 11 August

  • Horse Race raising funds for the Friends of St Mary's Church. 7pm for 7.30pm at the Community Centre.

Saturday 12 August

DAY 9am - 3pm, in the Market place

  • All your market favourites plus extra craft stalls in the Market Place, with hands-on creative activities for families, some with a horsey theme

EVENING 7pm - 9pm, around town

  • Community Centre at 7pm - meet at the community centre and bring your horse hats & flags made during the week. The new horse puppet will then make an appearance and together we will horse around town!
  • Lion Theatre - Especially commissioned creative film by artist William Lindley being shown on a loop inside the Lion Theatre with additional lighting and effects.
  • St Mary's Church - Montage of original Horse Fair images shown on a loop inside on a screen, with a soundtrack and some additional images and illuminations.
  • lmageskool community designed graffiti boards on display

Saturday 12 August, 9pm

  • Free fireworks at the Playing Fields at 9pm

Event Date & Time

05 Aug 2023 - 12 Aug 2023

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