Easter fayre fun comes to Knaresborough market

Knaresborough Market Place.  100604M2e.
Knaresborough Market Place. 100604M2e.

It is hoped the wintry weather will have disappeared in time for the Knaresborough Easter Fayre this weekend.

The town’s Market Place is the venue for Friday and Saturday’s events.

The event is organised by Knaresborough Chamber of Trade, Knaresborough Lions and the Rotary Club of Knaresborough.

And they have made plans to deal with the weather, should it hit the events.

Lions President Nigel Perry said: “The weather forecast suggests things will be much better by next week, but a contingency plan has been formed to use the Fraser Theatre for the entertainment.

“The market will go ahead both days come what may.

“We have more stalls than we have had for earlier Spring or Easter Fayres.”

Events run from 10am to 5pm on both days.

Stalls at the Market Place marquee will include those selling local goods and produce.

Children’s entertainment includes games, rides and a bouncy castle in the grounds of the town’s own historic castle.

Knaresborough groups will be performing throughout the weekend.

On Friday, Hornbeam Molly, Churches Together, Studio 3, Plosnat Society and Icehole will perform.

On Saturday, Martial Arts, KB Choral Choir, Scholes Int Dancers, Ade Payne and Hell Fire Jack will be performing. They will be joined by selected acts from Friday.

Children will get the opportunity to take on a donkey ride or see llamas at the castle.

A wristband is available for youngsters per day.

Entertainment in the £4 cost of a wristband include entry to the bouncy castle, slide, ball pool, penalty shoot-out, quoits, golf and connect four.

It also entitles the child to have their face painted once.

Go-karting and bungee jumping will cost extra.

Knaresborough Chamber of Commerce President Maurice Bardon said: “We are really looking forward to this weekend’s event.

“Hopefully the weather will improve, and everyone can have a good time at the Fayre.”

Car parking will be available in the main town centre off Gracious Street, at Conyngham Hall or off York Road by the Marquis of Granby pub.

Last year’s event was well attended, with charities benefitting from the stalls, and local business being handed a boost.

Organisers have been working on the events for months.

See www.knaresborougheasterfayre.co.uk