Morpeth Fair Day – Sunday 11th June 2017 (10am – 4:30pm)
As I’m sure most of you know Morpeth fair day has been a key attraction for thousands of visitors to Morpeth for approximately 30 years and this year is set to be another fantastic day, with attractions for all the family to enjoy!
The fair is the Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade’s annual flagship event and regularly attracts over 30,000 visitors to the town. With plenty of entertainment, interesting stalls, displays, games, rides and activities, there is something for visitors of all ages to enjoy throughout the day. Click here to find out more.
The fair officially opens at 10am with the Mayor performing the main stage opening ceremony, closely followed by the children’s fun run which is open to all children in year 8 and below. Registration is from 9:30am at the Newgate Street Food Court Marquee on Fair Day with the race starting at 10.15am from the Main Stage. Every child who finishes the race will receive a goody bag and certificate and there is a free Morpeth Harriers membership to leading finishers (who are not already members).
Music, dance and demonstrations will also be taking place from the main stage throughout the fair including Memphis Suns, Ashington Colliery Brass Band, King Edward Steel Band and Jason King! And of course Turners Funfair will be taking up their usual spot on Newmarket, providing rides, thrills and attractions.
The Morpeth Fair Day Parade is also a big highlight of the day and a great opportunity to see classic cars and bikes. The parade will start at 11:45am and follow its usual route through Morpeth to the Stanners, where visitors can see the cars and bikes displayed. A great attraction for car and bike enthusiasts! There is still time to register to take part in the parade, for more information click here.
The Stanners will also be hosting Morpeth Fair Day’s first dog show. Raven Rivers Dog Training Company is coordinating this exciting event, which will consist of eight categories:
- Most endearing
- Most gorgeous golden oldie
- Cutest puppy (up to a year)
- Loveliest lady dog
- Most fabulous fella
- Judge’s own favourite
- Best junior dog handler
Entry forms will be available for completion on the day. Contestants will be charged £1 per entry for each category and all monies will go to charity. There will be rosettes and goodie bags available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each category and a best in show prize and rosette.
The Newgate Street Food Court is also returning this year, with a wide array of food options from breakfast, to pizza, to noodles. All with music and a comfortable seating area to share and enjoy your food with family and friends throughout the day.
For more information and to keep up to date with what is happening, how to find us, where to park and more, visit our website www.morpethfairday.co.uk or check out our Facebook and Twitter pages.
We can’t wait to see you on Sunday 11th June! Don’t forget to share your photos and tag us on Facebook and Twitter, we would love to hear what you enjoy about Morpeth Fair Day.