Packed programme is planned for street fair

Rothbury Street Fair is taking place on Bank Holiday Monday and the new committee is hoping that it will be a success.
Rothbury Street Fair is taking place on Bank Holiday Monday and the new committee is hoping that it will be a success.

Speciality local produce, demonstrations, children’s rides international musicians and a host of other entertainment– a packed programme is planned for the upcoming Rothbury Street Fair.

The popular annual event takes place in the village on Bank Holiday Monday and all profits made will go back into the community.

This year’s fair is being run by a new committee – which stepped in to save it after the event was under threat – and the team is determined to make it a success.

One of the organisers, Debbie Noble, said: “We are hoping to bring something new to this brilliant event and all the local community groups – such as the fire, police, football team, Young Farmers, Beavers, Cubs, Explorers, Scouts, church and Mountain Rescue – are helping to pull the day together.

“We’ve got some cracking entertainment planned for Monday. From 12.30pm, we’ve got Coquetdale Amateur Dramatic Society with an interactive team panto performance.

“There will also be brilliant live music from local and international musicians. From 1pm, we’ve got Country Blue, followed by Three Score, Tom O’Donnell, Karen Grandel-Park and Karl Robins, and our grand finale, Tiny Afro.

“We’ve also got free whicker and pottery demonstrations, sand art, children’s rides and entertainment, street food, teddy bears’ picnic and a teddy bear parachute flight from the church roof.

“There will also be plenty of stalls offering plants, local arts and crafts, jewellery and speciality local food.”

The fair runs from 10am to 4pm. Entry and parking is free. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RothburyStreetFair/