Chestnut Fair is on its way!

Long Eaton will once again be host to the popular Chestnut Fair, when the town centre will light up to the sights and sounds of the traditional street funfair.
 
This year’s fair will be held between Thursday 17 November and Saturday 19 November and will be given its usual funfair-style opening by the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Abey Stevenson.
 
Councillor Stevenson will officially launch the 2016 event on Thursday 17 November at 6pm from the fairground favourite, the dodgems ride, which will be on Waverley Street.
 
The Chestnut Fair is now in its 17th year and features rides and sidestalls for all ages – from carousels for the young through to the white knuckle rides for daredevil fans. It runs along Waverley Street and stretches through the High Street to the Market Place.
 
The fair is open from 6pm-10pm on Thursday 19 October and from 1pm-10pm on Friday and Saturday.
 
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
 
“The Chestnut Fair has quickly established itself as a firm family favourite and brings a colourful and welcoming atmosphere to the heart of the town centre. So go along and enjoy all the fun of the fair!”
 
Motorists should note there will be some disruption with Waverley Street closed to traffic and Cross Street, Union Street and the Market Place are also affected.