Friday, 21 November 2014


Long Eaton once again welcomes its annual Chestnut Fair this month, when the town centre will come alive to the sights and sounds of the traditional street funfair. The fair will be held from Thursday 20th November to Saturday 22nd November and will be given a funfair-style opening by the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal.
Councillor Athwal will officially launch the 2014 event at 6pm on Thursday 20th November from the fairground favourite, the dodgems ride – which will be on Waverley Street. The Chestnut Fair is now in its 15th year and fair rides and stalls stretch along Waverley Street and through the High Street to the Market Place. It always features rides for all the family, from roundabouts for the very young through to the latest white-knuckle thrillers for daredevil fans. The fair is open from 6pm – 10pm on Thursday and Friday and from 1pm – 10pm on Saturday. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“The Chestnut Fair has become a wonderful, family tradition and I know that people of all ages look forward to mid-November and to welcoming this three-day fair to Long Eaton town centre.”