Town's Summer Fayre is moving - and getting bigger

Market Harborough's big Summer Fayre will get bigger this year - at a new venue and with new attractions.

Sunday, 29th January 2017, 11:02 am

The Fayre is moving from the town’s Rugby Club to the Leicestershire County Showground off the B6047 north of the town.

And new attractions for 2017 include a fairground with large-scale rides and a variety of craft and trade stands.

Organiser Juliette Maher told the Mail: “We’ve had around 2,000 people in previous years; this year the target would be 3,000.”

This year’s Fayre will be on Sunday, August 13 from 10am to 6.30pm. It’s £4 to get in, with children under 10 free.

A free shuttle bus will run all day to the Showground from the Market Hall on Northampton Road.

There is also plenty of free parking at the venue itself, accessible from a road by the Innovation Centre.

The 2017 Fayre will be raising money for Dementia Harborough and HFM.

“This year we already have planned a dog show, a cake competition, a teddy bear’s picnic and a funfair” said Juliette. “We are now looking for more trade and craft stalls.”

Stallholders can contact Juliette on [email protected] or via Facebook at marketharboroughsummerfayre or via

The organising committee is holding a fundraising event at the Conservative Club in Market Harborough on Saturday, February 11, called “Lets Hear it for the Girls”.

It’s a 50s and 60s music night featuring Ann Duggan, Annemarie Marlow and Jeanette Sherlock Parker. Tickets are £5 from the Conservative Club or town shop MH Music.