First carnival procession in in Fakenham for two decades

Heroes is the theme of tomorrow's Fakenham Fair which will see the return of the carnival procession for the first time in the the town since the 1990s.

The parade is set to be a mix of walkers, a variety of cars from Fakenham Auto Club as well as people dressed as their favourite hero.

The procession will set off from the Highfield Road car park at 1pm and head to the Millennium Park, where the fair is being held from 2-6pm.

It will include fairground rides, charity stalls, classic cars, children's games, and arena performances.

A family disco will finish off the day from 8-11pm at the community centre. Admission is �2.50 adults and under 12s are free.


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The day is being organised by Kick Start Fakenham and treasurer Stephen Jacklin said: 'It follows the success of last year's event when the fair was revived – it had been a regular fixture until some 20 years ago – and the organisers have lined up a packed programme of activities and fun for all the family.

'New for this year, and starting the afternoon off in style, is the Fakenham Fair procession.'

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Mr Jacklin added: 'Fakenham Fair is sure to be a regular feature on the summer calendar, and the organisers, working with the Fakenham Area Partnership, have worked hard to ensure the afternoon is a success. 'There's a long bank holiday weekend ahead, so start it on Saturday afternoon at the fair.' The grand opening of the event will be done by Fakenham Fair's hero and there will also be live music and displays by local dance and fitness groups.

Forty stalls will be manned with everything from crafts and jewellery to charity stalls and local groups such as the WI and the Rotary Club.

A display of wood-carving is being put on, while the Fakenham Bowmen will help people brush up archery skills.

Art tuition and a small gallery will welcome visitors.

There will be plenty of refreshments from burgers to ice cream to old-fashioned sweets and handmade chocolates.

For people seeking cuisine from afar, authentic, homemade Thai food is certain to be a draw.

*Website: www.fakenhamfair.co.uk.

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