All the fun of the Charter Fair

12 Sep 2016

Traditional fairground stalls and rides will line the streets of the Old Town when Stevenage’s annual Charter Fair returns for a two-day visit on Thursday 22 September.

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.

Candy floss and prizes, fairground rides and stalls will grace the High Street between 3.45pm 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 6am 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 be closed on 22 and 23 September from 2.45pm to midnight. Alternative signed routes will be provided while the road closures are in place.

Councillor Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Leisure, said: “The Charter Fair is one of Stevenage’s great traditions and a real stand-out event of the year. I’m sure the High Street will be packed and I can’t wait to join the thousands of visitors enjoying all the rides, stalls and prizes on offer.”