Countdown to Rugby Spring Fair this weekend

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Rugby will come alive with sound and colour when the spring fair comes to town.

It is being held at Oakfield Recreation Ground in Bilton Road on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6.

Rugby Spring Fair has been one of the largest social events held annually in the town for the last 35 years, with regular attendances of up to 10,000 people of all ages.

There will be a full fairground, arena attractions, charity stalls, specialist stalls, food stalls, and plenty of opportunity for family fun.

The entertainment in the main arena will be provided by dance, gym, martial arts and other groups displaying their kills.

Popular Rugby FM presenter Jason Moss will be on hand to sign his book and host a special roadshow throughout the day.

Organiser, Rotarian Ian Bentlett, said: “This is a major family fun day and we are lucky to have secured a superb venue so close to the town centre.

“We hope to see our usual large crowds at this event.”

Ladies from the Rugby Lions Club - the Lionesses - are attending the fair to get more females involved in the sport.

Rotarian Joe Sadler, who is the charity stall organiser said: “We are really pleased with the way preparations are going.

“There’s already more than 50 charity stalls taking part as well as a wide and varied programme of entertainment for all ages.”

Attractions also include a local classic car display, shire horse from Leicester, animals from Heidi’s Happy Hens including donkeys, Shetland ponies, hens and geese.

“There will be a mini farm in the corner of the field,” added Joe.

“I’m sure lots of people will enjoy it.”

Gates will open to the public at 11.30am and the event will close at 5pm.

Access for stallholders will be available from 8.30am.

The entertainment will kick off at 12.30am with a varied and exciting programme.

If you would like a stall or wish to contact us please phone Ian Bentlett on 07730 666691 or Joe Sadler on (01788) 571317.

There will have free wifi at the event courtesy of The Tech Factory, Rugby.

Oakfield Recreation Ground is next to the Co-op funeral services on Bilton Road.

Admission is £2.50 adults, £1 for children.

A family ticket is £6 (two adults and up to three children).