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The Fayre is returning to Bush Fair for the first time since 1879!

News / Wed 5th Jul 2017 at 08:34am

ON Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August, Harlow’s second oldest neighbourhood shopping centre will be buzzing with activities and festivities.

Bush Fair Fayre

Bush Fair is named after the most important fayre or market in the district that up until 1879, way before the new town was even thought of, was held annually in August providing an outlet for wool and cattle from farms and local products such as pottery from the Potter Street kilns.

The Bush Fair Fayre is being developed and delivered by Bush Fair Traders Association with support from local councillors Ian Beckett and Mark Ingall and aims to raise the profile of the huge variety of shops and small businesses in the main shopping centre and in and around the service bays. The fayre will also celebrate Bush Fair’s role in the town’s history through food, drink, music, dance and entertainment – an eclectic mix of ancient and modern. The Saturday evening will include an open air cinema experience and Sunday will feature the Big Community Breakfast and Hub and Spoke’s Big Bike Ride.

Mehmet Cakmak, owner of Café Pizzeria and Chair of Bush Fair Traders Association said “For the first time in ages we’ve found the time to come together as a Traders group and there’s a real buzz about this project. The overall plan is in place and we’re now refining the detail, but it’s going to be great for sure”.

The Bush Fair Fayre is being supported by Harlow Council’s “Harlow at 70” fund and generous sponsorship from Places for People. Further details will be realised over the next few weeks and anyone interested being involved should contact [email protected].

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