Corby Pole Fair 2022
Save the date for Friday 3rd June 2022!
Updated 4th January 2022
See below for updates or to find out how to get involved in the next Corby Pole Fair:
- Storytellers needed for Corby Pole Fair – apply by 9am on Tuesday 1st February.
- Express an interest in performing at Corby Pole Fair
- We are looking for an Artist or Artists to create four larger-than-life puppets with local people – apply by 9am on Tuesday 18th January.
- Find updates and announcements from the Fly By Bars team about what will be happening at the Streetfood Fridays area they are curating.
- Corby Pole Fair has been awarded a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to celebrate local history.
- Corby Conspiracy are calling out on facebook for more members with a view to performing at June’s Pole Fair.
- Main stage sponsor announced for Corby Pole Fair 2022
- Make a donation to the crowdfunder and read more about Pole Fair plans
- Find out more about getting your business involved Corby Pole Fair 2022
- Find out more about the Corby Pole Fair film and read the date announcement.
- Sign up to Volunteer
About Corby Pole Fair
The Pole Fair is a major community celebration, which will take place on Friday 3rd June 2022. This unique tradition comes around every 20 years, with the last Pole Fair last taking place in May 2002 on the Charter Field in Corby Old Village, attracting crowds of 30,000 to enjoy outdoor attractions, entertainment and of course, the reading of the Royal Charter at the three entrances to the village.
There are numerous traditions that take place at every fair, including a dawn parade with a reading of the town’s charter, floral gateways to the old village area of Corby, and a greasy pole competition. At the celebration of the Pole Fair in Corby every person entering the village has to pay a small toll or be carried over the stang to face the stocks. Previous fairs have also included markets, performances, historical re-enactments and a large fun fair.
We have ambitious plans to engage the whole town (& beyond!) in a full day of heritage, arts and community activities to make the fair a day for all to enjoy and remember for years to come. We envisage that at least 30,000 people will attend the event, with many ex-residents coming from afar to take part in the festivities. As such a unique event, we will also be working with both local and national press to promote the event and enhance the positive reputation of our area.
The fair is being organised by a steering group of local volunteers and cultural organisations, including Made With Many who have recently secured investment from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to make the fair happen and support heritage activity before, during and after the event.