Fun week lined up in Scalby

Scalby Fair ...Town Crier Alan Booth with Henrietta Edwards,Alison Armitage and Debbie Edwards having fun 102496a news
Scalby Fair ...Town Crier Alan Booth with Henrietta Edwards,Alison Armitage and Debbie Edwards having fun 102496a news

A WEEK of celebrations is due to start as the annual Scalby Fair gets underway this weekend.

Now in its 34th year the popular event features activities throughout the week, culminating in a Fair Day on Saturday 18.

This year’s Fair kicks off on Sunday evening as Scarborough entertainer Tony Peers puts on a variety show at Scalby Parish Hall from 7.30pm

Tickets to the show are available from shops in Scalby village.

Celebrations are then set to run throughout the week.

Jim Sloan, president of the Scalby Fair Committee, said: “Every year we look forward to the Scalby Fair and this is no exception.

“We usually spend about six months working on the event, and a lot of hard work goes in to it, but it is all worth while as we have a great line up of events.

“Everyone is welcome to come along and join us throughout the week as there will be fun on offer for people of all ages.”

The Fair’s programme features a fun run on Monday, followed by a family treasure hunt from the Nags Head pub at 6pm on Tuesday.

The Nags Head is then set to host a wine tasting evening from 7pm on Wednesday, before showcasing Ali and Beachcombers on Thursday.

Saint Laurence’s Church will bloom at the Fair on Friday as its opens its doors on the Flower Festival from 7.30pm.

On Saturday crowds from across Scarborough are expected to attend the Fair Day in Scalby High Street, which is packed with a host of activities, including a children’s fancy dress parade, morris dancers and donkey rides.

The Fair Day will be officially opened by Scarborough Town Crier Alan Booth and will feature deputy mayor Helen Mallory.

There will also be dancers, live music, stalls, a sports car show, Punch and Judy, a BBQ and refreshments.

This year’s Scalby Fair will draw to a close with a Thanksgiving service at St Laurence’s Church followed by a special celebration lunch in the church rooms.