Waltham Charter Fair Sept 2014
If you happen to find yourself around Melton Mowbray on the 3rd weekend of September, why not pop along to the Waltham Charter Fair. Every year, locals and visitors from far and wide, come together for a taste of country life and entertainment in the picturesque village of Waltham On The Wolds in Leicestershire.
The original Charter Fair dates back to the reign of Henry III in 1219 and is today run by a handful volunteers led by Waltham local, Karen Oliver. It is a community event, aiming to provide fun for all the family as well as supporting local businesses and groups and attracting visitors to the local area.
The fair usually sees a large turnout with 2,000 visitors attending over the weekend. There's so much to do and see for the whole family over the annual two day event. Some of the many activities which are regularly present include: live music, children's entertainers, stalls, fairground rides, classic cars & vintage tractors, dog shows, food & refreshments, car boot sale, face painting, bouncy castle, re-enactment troupes, beer tent and tug-of-war. All culminating on the Sunday afternoon with a harvest festival service and prize draw.
All profits made from the fair are donated back to supporting local groups and national charitable organisations which over recent years has included Macmillan, Help for Heroes, Rainbows Hospice and the Leicestershire, Derbyshire & Rutland Air Ambulance.
The fair is now taking bookings for the weekend of September 20th & 21st, 2014. Each year, the fair welcomes a large variety of stalls ranging from car sales to tombola, with all types welcome. This is an ideal event to advertise your business and/or sell your products, and many local businesses return year after year. Clubs, groups and charities can also use the fair to raise money. Stall holders are welcome to camp over on the site from Friday evening at no extra cost.
Visit the fairs website at: www.walthamcharterfair.co.uk, for more information on this year's upcoming fair.