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Newent Onion Fayre

Onion string at Newent (picture by Anguskirk)

Onion string at Newent (picture by Anguskirk)

Newent is a delightful market town in North-West Gloucestershire on the edge of the Forest of Dean.  It is typical of the small towns and villages on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire borders with lots of black and white cottages.  With its local shops, a 14th Century church and good pubs its great to visit at any time of the year.  But a special time is the second Saturday in September when the town holds its annual fair.

Newent fair is like no other – its an Onion Fayre!

  • The biggest onion competetion
  • Onion eating competition
  • 6 tons of onions for sale
  • Onion string demonstrations

Its not all onions and there are lots of other things to fill the day including live music, street entertainment, food and drinks, stalls, fairground rides and a wedding dress exhibition in St Mary’s Church.

This years Onion Fayre takes place on Saturday 12th October.  Further details are available on the Onion Fayre website.

Visit our website to see things to do, places to eat and stay in Newent at any time of the year.


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This entry was posted on 31 August 2009 by in Do something different and tagged , , , , .
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