The annual fun fair held throughout the town centre streets in Stratford upon Avon. Fun for all the family, there are big rides, stalls and games set up along the main streets with food stalls available.
Farm workers, labourers, servants and some craftsmen would work for their employer from October to October. At the end of the employment they would attend the Mop Fair dressed in their Sunday best clothes and carrying an item signifying their trade. A servant with no particular skills would carry a mop head – hence the phrase Mop Fair.