All set for the 2015 Mid-Lent fair in Stamford

The Mid-Lent Fair in Stamford. Photo: Berry Parker of Cliff Road, Stamford EMN-140321-121548001
The Mid-Lent Fair in Stamford. Photo: Berry Parker of Cliff Road, Stamford EMN-140321-121548001

The traditional Mid-Lent fair returns to Stamford next month, with the usual mix of rides and attractions for all the family.

The famous event, which still takes place through the streets of the town, will run from Monday, March 16 until Saturday, March 21.

More than 100 colourful rides will fill town centre streets, along with food and drink stalls and games.

The fair will be officially opened by mayor of Stamford Clem Walden, who will take a ride on the waltzer in Broad Street.

During the fair there will be several road closures. From Thursday, March 12, the top half of Cattle Market car park will shut to allow the ride operators to set up for the week.

From 5.30pm on Saturday, March 14, road closures will be in place in Gooches Court, Bath Row car park, Castle Street, Castle Dyke and Sheepmarket.

From midday on Sunday, March 15, closures will also be in place in Broad Street, Star Lane, Red Lion Street and Red Lion Square.

All roads and car parks will reopen on Sunday, March 22

Keep an eye on the Rutland and Stamford Mercury for golden ticket competitions, where the winners will get a free day pass for a child and friend or parent/guardian.

There will also be money-off vouchers at South Kesteven District Council’s offices in Stamford, Bourne, Market Deeping and Grantham for a great value day or evening out for kids and big kids alike.

For more e-mail events@southkesteven.gov.uk.