Perhaps the main reason why Appleby is famous around the world. The Appleby Horse Fair takes place at the start of June each year.
It is an annual gathering of the Traveller communities of the UK, Ireland and beyond and always draws a big crowd to the town. Appleby, and the Horse Fair, has been heavily featured on the TV series “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”.
It has been estimated that, during the course of the fair, there will be 10,000 members of the traveller community at the fair and around 20,000 other spectators viewing the spectacle.
A website giving latest details of the fair is available by clicking here