All the fun of the fair rolls into town

William street has been transformed into the annual fairground during the last few days.. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 113914
William street has been transformed into the annual fairground during the last few days.. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 113914
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SCARBOROUGH Fair makes its annual return to the town today. The popular event opens its doors in William Street car park at 5pm this evening.

Yesterday more than 100 rides and attractions arrived on site for the spectacular of carousels and candy floss.

William street has been transformed into the annual fairground during the last few days.. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 113914'27/09/11

William street has been transformed into the annual fairground during the last few days.. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 113914'27/09/11

The fair, which has been coming to Scarborough for more than 30 years, sees the return of old favourites such as the waltzer and the dodgems, as well as new rides including the Tagada, which spins passengers around.

The Freak Out is also back, give thrill seekers a scream as it launches them vertically and spins them around, as does the Buzz Bomb, which shoots people 165ft in the air and spins at 70 miles per hour.

For more than 30 year’s the fair has been brought to Scarborough by the Shaw family, who have for the past three years enlisted International Funfairs to run the show.

Co-director of International Funfairs Stewart Robinson said Scarborough Fair is a favourite on their calendar.

He said: “I would say for us Scarborough is a classic fair.

“It has just got something special about it which you don’t always get in other places.

“It is an old established fair, and is on a prime site. We always get a good response.”

This year’s Scarborough Fair runs until Saturday October 1.

Rides are open until 10.30pm each night, starting at 5pm tonight and Friday, 3pm on Thursday and 12 noon on Saturday.

l See page 28 of tonight’s Evening News for special Super Saver vouchers giving you money off dozens of rides during the course of the Fair.