Moses Gate Fair on this weekend 


The Moses Gate Country Fair is taking place this Sunday (19/07/09) with plenty to do for all the family.

The fair is now in its seventh year and is being held from 11am to 5pm.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, Councillor Norman Critchley and Mrs Delyse Critchley will officially welcome visitors at 11am.

There’s a jam-packed day of events including Prince Bishop’s falconry display team with displays at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm for 30 minutes each.

The hilarious comic walkabout, The Gossips are guaranteed to make visitors laugh and retro stilt walkers will also be adding to the fun.

Join in with the Drum Roots African drumming workshops with 30 minute sessions at 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm also at the Meadow Arena.

Providing more free family fun on Woodland Grove will be Circus Fudge and their Weather House comedy show performing at 12.20pm and 4pm with a 30 minute show.

There will be a chance to find out about wood crafts over the Red Bridge on the grove. The more adventurous can try out the climbing wall or test their skills at archery.

At the Gardens near Rock Hall watch the Punch and Judy puppet show or listen to the relaxing sounds of the Eagley Brass Band who will have various shows throughout the day.

Visitors can get involved with hand casting with the fishing team or decorate pottery to take home. Or they can take a ride around the lodges by hopping onto Smiley the Happy train.

Bolton Council have again teamed up with Farnworth Arts Festival who will bring an artistic feel to the fair with their ‘Farnworth Then and Now’ theme. Festival participants will be showcasing their work around the park, including a display on Farnworth’s history in the Rock Hall Visitor Centre created by the UCAN ladies group.

Local community groups will take part in musical productions and poetry and dance acts which will take place on the Farnworth Arts Festival stage.

Shoppers at the fair can pick up a bargain at one of the craft and community stalls.

For more information about the fair please see contact details on the right.

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Media contact
Leena Chauhan
01204 332238
Further details
Moses Gates Rangers (Rock Hall)
01204 334343