The fun of the fair to light up Stamford

Party in the Park at Stamford Recreation Ground EMN-150930-093546001
Party in the Park at Stamford Recreation Ground EMN-150930-093546001

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the annual Autumn Fair in Stamford, an event which started on the Recreation Ground back in October 1995, and has since returned every year.

The original idea of prominent showman, the now late William Wood, who had supported the Mid-Lent Fair for many years. William realised there was an opening for a second annual fair in the town and was granted permission to hold one on the Recreation Ground.

To mark the anniversary this year’s ‘Party in the Park’ event will be hosting an exciting dog display and fun dog show tomorrow afternoon.

Rides such as the Cyclone, dodgems and Roll Over will join an assortment of children’s favourites at the family event which will continue to take place today and tomorrow.

Today, there will also be a craft tent for visitors to browse and look round, whilst on the Saturday there will be an array of children’s entertainment available.

Organiser Ashley Wood whose family have been bringing rides to Stamford for decades, said: “This year we wanted to do something a bit different to make the fair more of an occasion with something for families to enjoy.

“This is the first time we have done anything like this here and we hope that the public will come out and enjoy the free entertainment and next year if it is popular we will make it bigger and better!”

The event will take place today from 5pm and tomorrow from midday.

There is plenty of car parking available next to the Recreation Ground and admission to the fair is free.