Loughborough will experience all the fun of the fair as the four-day event rolls into town on Wednesday 13th November 2019.
The historic fair, which is in its 798th year, is organised by Charnwood Borough Council and attracts thousands of people every year.
Cllr Jenny Bokor, Charnwood Borough Council’s lead member for Loughborough, said: “It’s amazing to think the fair has been coming to Loughborough for nearly 800 years. It’s such an important event for the town and we’re looking forward to once again welcoming residents and visitors to Loughborough. There will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy including a wide range of rides, stalls and games.”
The fair will include a host of rides including King Frog, Top Scan, Freak Out, Miami Trip and old favourites such as the Cakewalk and Dodgems. The big observation wheel will also return this year offering fantastic views of the town.
The fair will be officially opened at 6.00pm on Wednesday 13th November by the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Brenda Seaton who will read the official fair proclamation.
Granby Street car park will be closed from 5.00pm on Monday 11th November until around 9.00am on Sunday 16th November.
People can get the latest updates about what’s happening at the fair by following @CharnwoodBC on Twitter and looking out for the hashtag #LboroFair.
Fair opening times:
Wednesday 13th November – 6.00pm to 11.00pm
Thursday 14th November – 12.00noon to 11.00pm
Friday 15th November – 11.00am to 11.00pm
Saturday 16th November – 11.00am to 11.00pm
The first official Charter for the fair was granted to the Lord of the Manor, Hugh le Despencer, in 1221 by King Henry III. The fair was then held on St. Peter’s Day.
For more information, contact the Council’s Markets and Fairs service on 01509 634 624 or email [email protected].