As a farmers son I can remember my parents taking me to Yarm Fair every year. The fair was originally a major three day event attracting farmers and traders from as far afield as Ireland, and it was the biggest fair in the North East for cheese.- Alan Wilkinson
The Town Hall was built in 1710 and in a poll in January 2017 Yarm High Street was voted the best High Street in the country with its cobbled parking areas and Georgian Style old buildings with their red pantile roofs.
Over looking the town is the railway viaduct which was built in 1849 to 1851. It reputably contains 7,000,000 bricks (I wonder who counted them!) and has 43 arches.
There are many annual events in the own including Yarm Gala and a 5 km fun run together with regular Farmers Markets and a Charity Fair. The most well known event is the annual fair in October attended by travellers who ride their horses up and down the High Street. The fair is probably best known now for its fun fair in the main High Street.