Join us this year in Melton Mowbray for what we hope is going to be yet another fantastic Victorian Fayre.
We are going to amaze you with a fantastic “live” nativity parade, starting off from the Kings Head at approx 10.50. The 3 wise men will be parading on the camels, Mary & Joseph with the donkey, and many shepherds. They will arrive at the market square at 11am, where we are hoping that Reverend Kevin Ashby will officially open the fayre for us. They will then parade to Windsor Street, whereby they will stay for the day where you are able to go and see them closer up.
Of course, no Victorian Fayre would be complete without Queen Victoria herself. She will leave you stunned at how good she actually looks and acts, and be able to tell you many stories and information of her life. There will be many costumes for you to try on also. She will be accompanied by one of her ladies in waiting. Please do stop by and say hello to her in the market square, where you will find her seated on her throne
In the Park Road area, we have made this mainly an animal area. We are delighted to welcome once again, the DAC with a display of farriers and the dog handlers, the Rare Breeds Society with their fantastic Christmas Sheep!, the Hedgehog Rescue Society and last but not least, Knowles Dairy, who has the best display of a vintage dairy that will bring back many memories for many of you.
We welcome back the Hurdy Gurdy players, whose music was a delight last year. Michelle Bolton King will be on stage, The Victorian Dancers will invite you to have a dance, the Melton Ukelele Band playing, Shirehorses display,
Morris dancers, falconry, children’s storytellers, various Choirs and so much more. The list just goes on and on, so please take my word for it – there is something for everyone.
All of the shops are open for trade and the many restaurants and pubs are also open. The food at the fayre itself, once again, all supplied by local farmers and producers. Some delicious offerings and tastings are to be had.
For the steam enthusiasts amongst you, at approximately 1pm, 2mainline Panniers are due to pull into Melton Mowbray station where they will be met by the Town Crier. It really is a fantastic sight to see the train arrive and then subsequently see it go out again later.
Stall holders are plenty and all dressed in Victorian costume, so please, we hope you will be able to join us for what is looking to be another great day for Melton Mowbray.
Last year we we're delighted to win the Visit England award for excellence in Leicestershire tourism.
This year we hope to extend our excellence with brilliant entertainment and a huge array of stalls.