The massive Sheffield Fayre returns to Norfolk Heritage Park this August Bank Holiday weekend (August 29 – 30) and is set to be its most ambitious offering yet.
The free event, which includes over 600 re-enactors playing out life in everything from Ancient Rome to World War Two, will be joined for the first time by spectacular side show illusions that celebrate the life of showman, circus proprietor and universally acknowledged impresario, P.T. Barnum.
Supplied by Sheffield University’s National Fairground Archive, the attractions will be a rare opportunity to see snippets of the weird and wonderful, pioneered by the global entertainment legend that was born 200 years ago in 1810.
Sheffield Fayre boasts the largest ‘living history’ camp of its kind in the North of England, with a full programme of displays and live battles. The event also includes the popular Sheffield Horticultural Show with classes for all ages and abilities including children.
Other attractions at Sheffield Fayre include children's fair rides, a beach, Punch and Judy, a community tent, Ranger activities, a craft tent and market, charity duck race, entertainment for all of the family, food and refreshment stalls and lots more. The event runs from 10.30am until 5.30pm each day.