The Sonepur Cattle Fair is held on Kartik Poornima in the month of November in Sonepur, Bihar. It is held on the confluence of river Ganges and Gandak. Till date, it is the biggest cattle fair of Asia and stretches on from fifteen days to one month. Many farm animals can be bought at the Sonepur mela from all breeds of dogs, buffaloes, donkeys, ponies, horses, rabbits, goats and even the occasional camel. Many varieties of birds and poultry are also available.
Major attraction of Sonepur Cattle Fair is the Haathi Bazaar where elephants are lined up for sale. You will find a wide variety of goods in these stalls, ranging from garments, to weapons and furniture, toys and agricultural implements, jewelry and handicrafts.