Roll up for the Stevenage Charter Fair

11 Sep 2017

Roll up, roll up for a two-day extravaganza of fairground stalls and rides when the annual Charter Fair returns to Stevenage Old Town on Friday 22 September.

Rides, stalls, candy floss and prizes will be on offer along the High Street between 2.45pm and midnight on 22 and 23 September. The High Street will be closed to traffic during those times.

Drapers Way will be closed from 6am 21 September to 4am 24 September. Hitchin Road, Lytton Way and High Street (from junction of Martin’s Way and Hitchin Road to junction of Trinity Road and High Street) will also be closed while the fair is in town. Alternative signed routes will be provided while the road closures are in place.

The Charter Fair is part of the history of the town, and has been held every year since King Edward I granted a charter in 1281, giving Stevenage the right to hold a weekly market and yearly fair for all time. Until Saturday 28 October, an exhibition at Stevenage Museum celebrates the history of the Charter Fair with sights, sounds and even smells of fairs gone by. For details visit: http://www.stevenage.gov.uk/about-stevenage/museum/30067/

Councillor Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Leisure, said: “Stevenage’s Charter Fair is one of the fun-filled events of the year. It’s always great to see the High Street buzzing under the bright lights with local people young and old enjoying all the rides, stalls and prizes on offer. I can’t wait to join in the delights of the fair this year.”

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