Bright sunshine and warm temperatures brought out the crowds for Wellington’s annual Street Fair. And there was lots for them to enjoy. Over seventy stalls packed the High Street and South Street, selling a huge range of goods from clothes to jewellery to decorative wooden ducks.
There were bouncy castles and activities for children, entertainment from bands – including Wellington Silver Band – choirs and vocalists, raffles, tombolas, dancers and a new routine from Wellington Majorettes. Many town centre shops were open and there was refreshments, the biggest of which was a hefty pig roast. There was even sumo-wrestling for those who fancied getting into fat-suits.
Charities too turned out to support the event. The Conquest Equestrian Centre, one of the county’s leading charities which provides riding activities for both disabled and able-bodied adults and children, brought two of their sixteen ponies to the fair and St John’s Ambulance were there too to collect donations and give a demonstration.
Donna Munson, of Rule 7 Bar and Bistro, who had set up tables on the street and provided live music, put the atmosphere into words when she said, “It’s a great day. Lots of people have come out and it’s very lively here. We’re hoping for lots of customers as we get towards lunchtime but it’s a good atmosphere. The sun helps! It would be really great to have this level of support again for the Wellington Food Town Festival on September 7th
The Street Fair raises funds for Wellington’s September Carnival.