THE SIGHTS and sounds of Rio will hit Bengeworth when the annual Port Street Fayre kicks off.
Organisers Deborah Rolls (Chair of VECTA), Kim Dunn (Real Life Promotions), Betsy Harmony (Local Vintage Singer) have been preparing the attractions and getting things ready for the event. Following the great success of last year, this year there will be even more to see and do.
The fayre kicks off at 11am this morning (Sunday) and runs all the way through until 4pm.
The big wheel, EDRIC Exotic Animals, loads of stalls and other attractions along the entire street. There will be two stages, with Betsy Harmony running the bottom stage near the Angel Vaults with Performance acts from local young musicians from Prince Henry’s High School,
The Health Hub doing Zumba, U3A big band and Songster Griff.
At the top stage at the Swan will have Mr Wolf playing at around 2.45pm and Fifteen English Pounds to close the event at around 5pm.
Also at the Swan is a ‘Mini-Carnival’ for youngsters aged from birth to five-years-old to dress up their buggies or toy cars and take part in a mini parade.
There will be loads of prizes for this as the Children’s Mini carnival has been sponsored by Vicki Anderson Tesco’s and judged by Evesham Mayor Coun Fred Kaler and Miss Worcestershire 2016 Kate Whitaker.
Growing this year, the event is being co-ordinated by VECTA, but also it is linking up with the Rotary Club of Evesham for the annual Bridge the Gap which is taking place in Workman Gardens. Here you can support Rotary in it’s attempt to link Evesham’s two bridges with a paper chain.
There will be stalls and attractions including a climbing wall, bouncy castle and even a chance to have a go on the new Stand Up Paddleboards.
This whole event is a genuine, not for profit community effort and organised entirely by volunteers, to enable each stall to raise funds for their chosen cause, but also a chance for Evesham to have its own local event.
Organiser Debi Rolls said: “We hope to see you all on the day. As the theme is Rio Carnival, I hope some of you will join us in dressing up in exotic Rio Carnival fancy dress.”