Syston Summer Fayre

Central Park became the host of the Annual Summer Fayre this year with a large attendance. The fayre, which occurred on the 31st August, showcased a vast array of activities for everyone to enjoy. Families and even pets attended the event.
As you entered the park, on one side you could see several food stalls and a massive stage filled with performers of many varieties. Goscote Dance, a Syston dance group that also offers dance classes, danced expertly in front of the stage which was followed by a band playing classic songs from the 50’s and 60’s! Located near the stage was The Beer Pharmacies’ “on tour” tent which provided a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages which was perfect for that summer day.
On the other side of the park you would find a selection of games such as mini go-kart rides, “hook a duck”, slides and bouncy castles which provided an abundance of fun for children attending. There was even a rock climbing wall at the centre of the park! If games weren’t your cup of tea and you gathered an appetite walking around the fayre, there was a plethora of food stalls to choose from. One of these stalls was Systons’ very own Syston Scout Group which provided food and drinks for those attending the fayre.
Amongst the food, drinks and games to enjoy, there was also a selection of charity organisations promoting their causes. This included the L.R.I Children’s Cancer Unit, Age Concern and The Baldwin Trust.
One stall, called the “green zone” gave tips on how to become eco-friendly and how to make unwanted household items become something new and practical. The stall was home to WasteNot Leicestershire which was founded in 2016 by Charlotte Ryan who was also one of the members of staff providing workshops and talks for attendees.
It was so easy to become lost with all there was to offer. Fortunately, if any items were lost or if you needed any additional information, there was a HQ tent that provided help for those in need.
It was clear that the Syston Summer Fayre was a resounding success and was a major summer highlight for the locals of Syston. With all there was to offer, It’s easy to become excited for what next summer will bring.
By Reece Stephenson