Fourth Louth Victorian Family Fayre


The fourth annual Victorian Family Fayre hosted by the Louth Town Partnership will be held in the town centre on Sunday October 20.

This popular event, which attracts visitors from across the county and beyond, will again extend down Eastgate to accommodate extra market stalls and enhance the festival atmosphere.

Almost 100 stalls will be selling Lincolnshire’s favourite foods as well as arts, crafts and collectables, while local shops will open to cater for the large crowds expected in the town.

Visitors can overcome parking congestion in the town by taking the Park-and-Ride shuttle between the Industrial Estate and Louth Bus Station. Return fare is just £1.

To add colour to the event, market traders, shop personnel and the Louth community are encouraged to wear Victorian costume. There will be prizes for the best stall, the best adult and the best child’s costumes.

A full programme of entertainment for all ages will continue from 10am to 4pm. There will be the Punch & Judy for the kids and appearances by the Boston Veteran Bicycle Club and the Lincolnshire Victorians. They will tell you all you need to know about old pedal bikes and what life was like in Victorian Louth.

The Victorian Family Fayre has become one of the town’s best attended community events with an estimated 5000 people thronging the streets.

Louth Town Partnership chair Jerry Gale said the popularity of the Faye over the past four years was helped by ideas and improvements suggested by patrons as well as the volunteer organising committee.

“We encourage and warmly welcome feedback from everyone,” he said. “The Fayre has become a popular and well-known community event for Louth and greatly adds to the town’s traditional market town atmosphere and reputation. We want to keep it that way.”