Michaelmas Fair set to open in Newbury tonight

Picture of Michaelmas Fair is this week's My Newbury photo

THE Michaelmas Fair will return to Newbury tonight.

Rides and stalls will roll up in Northcroft Park for the fair, organised by the Showman’s Guild of Great Britain.

It will open at 6pm tonight and run until Saturday. 

Wednesday will be half-price night and a firework display is planned for 9pm on Friday.

The fair dates back to the 17th century, when shepherds and maids turned up to seek work in the town, but is now a funfair.

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  • Calley

    14/10/2016 - 21:09

    What dozy numpty either said the fireworks were at 9:00 or started them early? We arrived at 8:45 just in time for them to finish! Really gutted :(



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