5th Dec, 2016

Port Street fayre to return this summer

Rob George 5th Mar, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A POPULAR Evesham event will once again be held in the heart of the town following a successful debut last year.

The Port Street Fayre has teamed up with Evesham Rotary and new organisers VECTA for the 2016 event to be held on July 3.

In 2015 Evesham celebrated the first Port Street Fayre for 15 years after hard-working local traders Kim Dunn, Russel Theron and Debbie Rolls organised the event with amazing support from traders and residents.

The event proved so successful that organisers have already begun work on making this year’s event bigger and better than ever.

Stalls and attractions will line up the street and this Year, joining up with the Rotary Club of Evesham ‘Bridge the Gap’ the fayre will even be spilling out onto Workman’s Gardens.

There will be fun fairs in the street, a ferris wheel, local stalls, food and crafts as well as EDRIC exotic animals and lots more.

The theme is ‘Rio Carnival’ and follows on nicely from the Evesham Carnival giving people the excuse to dress up again.

Local youth club ‘Ourside’ are practising their samba drumming in preparation and other highlights will include a mini carnival parade/competition in the Swan car park.

Betsey Harmony will be organising the stage outside the Angel Vaults and Fifteen English Pounds are planning a spectacular finish to the afternoon at the Swan.

This event was so well attended and such a success last year, that the organization of the Port Street Fayre has been taken on by VECTA, to not only run it this year, but to ensure its place in the calendar for the future.

As well as VECTA, sponsorship and support is already in place from Evesham Town Council, Wychavon District Council as well as Vicarage Nurseries and Evesham Tesco.

Kim Dunn, one of last years’ organisers said: “I am so pleased that VECTA have offered to take over and run the Port Street Fayre.

“Everyone worked so hard last year and it was amazing to see the thousands of people come and join in on the day, it really brought the community together and was a right laugh on the day – let’s all help make this years’ even better,” she added.