Abingdon Fayre first started in 2000 as a small fete. In the years since then the show has grown in stature. Attendances have increased, and at the 2009 show there were over 10,000 people. For many years the show was known simply as the Abingdon Fayre, but in 2007 the show's title changed to Abingdon Air & Country Show to more accurately reflect the show's content.
Although held on a military establishment, the show is a civilian event. It is organised entirely by volunteers, with proceeds being donated to a local charity.
In addition to the flying activities the event usually features a wide range of ground attractions, such as stalls and arena display along with vintage and classic vehicles.
Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017:
• 14 May - Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017
On the Ground, we have the return of HawkWalk Falconry from nearby South Moreton and Abingdon based Classic Jets Radio Controlled Models aswell as the Royal Netherlands Air Force 322 (F16) Squadron Virtual Reality Spitfire cockpit, Britains got Talent contestant Ellie Mae, Radio Days band, Doctor Who Daleks & friends and the Cotswold Pheasant & Poultry Club, The Mangledwurzels, the Exotic Animal Encounter, Huskies in Need, Royal Air Force Association and The Abingdon Rock Choir amongst other attractions starting to confirm.
Please check with official Abingdon Air & Country Show website for ticket prices and booking.