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Castle Donington Wakes Fair - 28/30 Oct 2010

Published: 14th October 2010 00:26

The annual Castle Donington Wakes Fair will take place on Thursday 28th October to Saturday 30th October in the Village centre.

Castle Donington Wakes Fair courtesy of Chris HillsCastle Donington Wakes Fair
image courtesy of Chris Hills
Some free ride tickets will be given away to small children attending the official opening ceremony on Thursday 28th October which will be conducted by Castle Donington Parish Council Chairman and the May Queen.

The annual fair is 729 years old and the right to hold the Wakes was granted by King Edward 1 to Henry de Lacy in 1278. The modern Wakes has some traditional fairground attractions mixed in with modern funfair rides.

Wakes Fair Opening Times:
Thursday 28th: 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Friday 29th: 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Saturday 30th: 2.00pm - 10.00pm

Please note that a number of road closures will take place in Castle Donington between Wednesday 27th October - Sunday 31st October to accommodate this event.  The Parish Council apologises for any inconvenience.

Any member of the public requiring further information should contact Castle Donington Parish Council on 01332 810432 or Wakes Marshall: Martyn Lee on 07773 810242.

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