Fun-Fair & Entertainments
Added: 24th July, 2022
Added: 12th June, 2023
The Rowell Fair itself is a week-long celebration and includes traditional events. The Fair takes over the town centre with fairground rides, street entertainment, live bands, food and a range of stands and exhibitors.
Takes place on the Wednesday evening before the Rowell Fair and is hosted by the Rowell Fair Society.
Its aim is to welcome the Show-people and their families and to share memories with Fair films from the past.
The Fair opens at 2pm on the Saturday before the Proclamation and is open into the evening.
On the Trinity Sunday there is a Civic Service at Trinity Church followed by a civic parade in the town centre at 1:45pm and a Blessing of the Fair in the fairground, after which the Fair opens.
The Fair then opens weekday evenings and Saturday afternoon and evening.
Steeped in tradition…
…with an eye on the future!
Some of the families that make up the travelling fun fair have been coming to Rowell Fair for over 100 years. Many of the show people look forward to coming to Rothwell as they are warmly welcomed.
Our thanks to Martin Cooper from Fair-Pix.com for the excellent photos! 👍👍
Fair Attractions – then and now (ish!)
Uploaded: Sunday, 4th September, 2022
Our thanks to Edd Hirst
This document that was featured on our previous Rowell Fair website. With fresh input from Society member, Edd Hirst, we’ve taken the opportunity to re-type it, add in even more information and give it a fresh coat of paint to make it easier to read. It features a chronological list of the Fun-Fair Attractions starting with the year, 1906.
Download a copy by clicking HERE (377k)
If anyone can help us fill some of gaps in this really important document,
drop us a line HERE.
If the real thing isn’t exciting enough, there is also a Model Show at nearby Tresham Hall!
Again, our thanks to Martin Cooper from Fair-Pix.com for these pictures! 😊
…and if all the fun of the Fair has you wanting more fun, don’t forget that the Fair Week also features…
Street entertainment & Street food
Vintage/Classic Car Show and other vehicles
Many pubs featuring live bands
See you there!!! 👍