This year's Mop has been renamed 'The Sodbury Shop and Mop Fair' to assist with publicising local traders, and will take place on the weekend of September 21st and 22nd.

 

 

This is our collection of photos. Taken at the Chipping Sodbury Mop Fair.
The Mop Fair has been visiting (and taking over) Chipping Sodbury's medieval High Street for many years. The spring Mop usually takes place over the last Friday and Saturday in March, and the Autumn Mop over the last Friday and Saturday in September.
The Mop comprises a good selection of the usual shooting, fishing, and bow & arrow type stalls with prizes from the usual goldfish to the topical (this year it was inflatable Bugs Life characters), exhilarating rides (some of which have to be seen to be believed) including the archetypal Dodgems and Waltzers, some excellent and varied fast food stalls, excellent childrens rides, houses of mirrors/fun/horrors and of course the video arcades.
Throughout the festival, which is attended by people from all over the region, the High Street is partially closed off to traffic and Broad Street is pedestrianised. The pubs and restaurants record good trade, and the local economy in general is boosted as a whole.
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