All the fun of the Chestnut fair

Long Eaton will once again be host to the popular Chestnut Fair, when the town centre will light up to the sights and sounds of the traditional street funfair.
 
This year’s fair will be held between Thursday 16 November and Saturday 18 November and will be given its usual funfair-style opening by the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Mary Hopkinson.
 
Councillor Hopkinson will officially launch the 2017 event on Thursday 16 November at 6pm from the fairground favourite, the dodgems ride, which will be on Waverley Street.
 
The Chestnut Fair is now in its 18th year and features rides and sidestalls for all ages – from carousels for the young through to the white knuckle rides for daredevil fans. It runs along Waverley Street and stretches through the High Street to the Market Place.
 
The fair is open from 6pm-10pm on Thursday 17 November and from 1pm-10pm on Friday and Saturday.
 
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
 
“The Chestnut Fair has become a wonderful, family tradition and I know that people of all ages look forward to mid-November and to welcoming this three-day fair to Long Eaton town centre. “
 
Motorists should note that there will be some disruption with Waverley Street closed to traffic and Cross Street, Union Street and the Market Place also affected.