Masham Sheep Fair

Mind in Harrogate District will be attending the Masham Sheep Fair 2022 on Saturday and Sunday 24/25 September!

The organisers are kindly allowing us to attend free of charge to help us raise awareness about our outreach service, which aims to improve and facilitate local access to mental health support, information and training opportunities. We are stationed in Masham Community Office every Wednesday and can also be found at Nidderdale Plus, Boroughbridge Library and Ripon Library on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays respectively. Our Befriending Co-ordinator will also be in attendance at the fair and would love to speak to anybody who is interested in our befriending service, whether as a service user or as a volunteer befriender.

Masham boasts one of the largest and finest market squares in England, and is famous for its sheep sales where in the past as many as 70,000 sheep were sold each year. The popular Masham Sheep Fair commemorates these times, raising much money for charity, and filling the town with sheepy fun and entertainment. Masham is a wonderful market town which is worth visiting at any time of year, as well as during the Sheep Fair! It’s also a great base for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Events include an action packed programme on both Saturday and Sunday, with Sheep Showing, Sheep Racing, a Craft Market, Bishop Blaize Procession, Fleece Stalls, Sheepdog Demonstrations, Hand Bell Ringers, Morris Dancers, an Art Exhibition and Tours of Theakstons & Black Sheep Breweries, as well as a small Children’s Fair. There will also be a flower display in St. Mary’s Church.

For more information on the Sheep Fair, please see or for more information about our Outreach Service click the Services tab! Come and join us, you can find us in the field where the sheep racing and sheep dog demonstrations take place!