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LOUGHBOROUGH’S HISTORIC FAIR COMES TO TOWN FOR THE 801ST TIME NEXT MONTH

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All the fun of the fair will be coming to Loughborough in November for the 801st year, with thousands expected to attend.

The historic Loughborough Fair will be running from Wednesday, November 9 to Saturday, November 12.

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Picture: Charnwood Borough Council

Thousands of people attend the attraction which fills the town centre and last year it celebrated its special 800th anniversary.

Cllr Jenny Bokor, the lead member for Loughborough, said: “The fair is always a fantastic spectacle when it comes to Loughborough town centre.

“We are looking forward to welcoming families and residents along to enjoy all of the fun of the fair including many rides as well as food, drink and other attractions.

The fair will be opened by the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson at 6pm on Wednesday November 9 with the reading of the official fair proclamation.

Granby Street car park will be closed from Monday November 7 from 7pm due to it being used for attractions and rides, similar to last year.

The opening times for Loughborough Fair 2022 are as follows:

  • Wednesday November 9: 6pm until 11pm
  • Thursday November 10: 12pm until 11pm
  • Friday November 11: 11am until 11pm
  • Saturday November 12: 11 until 11pm.

The first official charter for Loughborough Fair was granted to the Lord of the Manor, Hugh le Depenser, in 1221 by King Henry III.

Approximately 100 individual show people attend each year, presenting between them some 20 large rides, numerous children’s rides, games and novelty stalls, and the usual popular refreshment stands.

You can find out more details about Loughborough Fair at: https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/fairs

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