Tavistock Goose Fair

The annual Goose Fair takes place in Tavistock today. It is one of the last towns to still hold the event which dates back to the 12th century.

Full Report: Tavistock Goose Fair

by Richard Lawrence

There was some welcome news for the south west economy today. Livestock markets are reporting an upturn in trade, in the face of tough conditions for other parts of farming.That positive mood is also reflected at the annual Goose Fair which has been taking place today in Tavistock.

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Not just geese in Tavistock today

You can buy an Alpaca at the Tavistock Goose Fair Credit: ITV Westcountry

At Tavistock Goose Fair you can also buy an alpaca.

Tavistock is one of the last towns to still hold the event which dates back to the 12th century.

Geese will be sold at the auction later. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Tavistock goose fair begins

Tavistock goose fair. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Crowds are arriving the Tavistock goose fair. It is one of the last towns to still hold the event which dates back to the 12th century.

All the local schools are closed for the day to allow families to attend.

It brings in hundreds of visitors, traders and entertainers from across the country.

And as the same suggests, there are geese available to buy at auction.

The annual Goose Fair starts today

The annual Goose Fair will take place in Tavistock today Credit: ITV Westcountry

The annual Goose Fair will take place in Tavistock later. It is one of the last towns to still hold the event which dates back to the 12th century. It brings in hundreds of visitors, traders and entertainers from across the country.