Hereford’s annual May Fair is set to be cancelled for the second year in succession, according to a Hereford City Council councillor who said that despite no official decision being made just yet, that they expected the fair to be cancelled because the planned lifting of COVID-19 restrictions wouldn’t come early enough to make the event possible.

Whilst the rules will state that theme parks can reopen and that six people can meet outdoors, it will probably be seen as too early to be advising large crowds of people to gather in the city centre.

If confirmed, it will be particularly disappointing, due to the fact it was due to be the 900th anniversary of the fair visiting the streets of Hereford.

Hereford’s Mayfair has been with us since the 12th Century. It started life as St Ethelbert’s Fair in 1121 and a street fair has been held in the city ever since. Each year, roads are closed off for three days in May to allow the event to take place.

You can read more about the history of the May Fair by visiting – The mayfair | Herefordshire Life Through A Lens