Renowned Easter Fair waltzes back to Great Yarmouth
The century old festivity is returning to the Market Place, Fullers Hill and Brewery Plain, as well as Church Plain, between Thursday, April 21 and Sunday, April 24.
The Council is running the fair with the eastern counties branch of the Showmen's Guild, who have confirmed the fair is able to go ahead thanks to the extension of the designated area, which will accommodate the rides displaced by the Market Place redevelopment.
Among the rides and attractions planned this year are dodgems, bungee trampolines, bumper boats, rodeo bulls, carousels, a haunted house, a fun house, and hook-a-duck. There will also be fun fairground fancies, including candy floss, toffee-apples, and doughnuts.
Cllr Adrian Thompson, the mayor, will officially open the fair in the Market Place on Thursday, April 21 where it will stay open until 11pm. The fair will continue on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, between 11am and 11pm, and on Sunday, April 24, between noon and 6pm.
Cllr Adrian Thompson, the mayor, said: "The Easter Fayre is a centuries-long tradition in Great Yarmouth, and we are so excited to welcome it back to the borough, after being unable to host it for two years due to COVID restrictions.
"As mayor, I am proud to be officially opening this seasonal highlight for our borough and I look forward to seeing families and friends enjoying themselves and celebrating Easter together in the town centre."
The car parks at Fullers Hill, Brewers Plain and the Market Place will be closed on Wednesday, April 20, to enable the event to be set up. On Wednesday, April 20, to Sunday, April 24, there will be a temporary road closure on The Conge, from the Brewery Plain entrance down to Temple Road. As with previous years, the two-day market will be cancelled whilst the fair is in town.