Statutes Fair set to be another thrill ride
THE annual Burton Statutes Fair is set to return to the town this autumn and organisers say this year’s fair will be as big as ever.
The fair has been in Burton for almost 800 years and was first set up as a chance for employers to find new staff for the coming year.
Although that tradition is long gone, the event is still widely celebrated and thousands of people from across the area visit the town centre to have a go on the variety of rides and side shows.
The fair, which is operated by Pat Collins Funfairs, will take place on Monday, October 1, and Tuesday, October 2, in Burton town centre, taking over the Market Place, High Street, Lichfield Street and New Street.
Michael Harris, who runs the company said: “We’re excited to return to Burton and we’ll be bringing along all our favourite white knuckle rides for people to enjoy.
“It will be just as big as ever and there will be family fun to keep everyone amused. We’re a family-friendly company and we want to make sure people of all ages have a good time at our fairs.”
What is there to do at Burton Statutes?
The funfair brings rides to attract people of all age to the town centre over the two-day festivities.
For thrill seekers, fan favour- ites the waltzers, white knuckle rides No1 Sizzler, Scream, Chaos, Flash Dance and the City Hopper will be among the rides perfect for adrenaline junkies.
Flashing lights and loud music will fill the town as the rides send visitors hurtling through the sky and spinning around at an intense rate.
It’s not just thrill seekers who will be pleased to hear about the return of the fair, though, as the family-friendly event brings along countless activities for little ones.
Small rides including the tea cups, fun houses and a helterskelter will be among those brought to Burton.
If you fancy a bite to eat, funfair classics from burgers and hot dogs to candy floss and sticks of rock will be on offer as dozens of catering vans will line the streets.
What disruption will the fair bring?
As the fair takes over the town centre, there will be some disruption to bus services, and road closures will be in force.
Burton Em-Con, which was scheduled for Sunday, September 30, has been postponed after organisers learned it overlapped with the annual funfair.
The event will now be held in Burton next year.
Bus stops in the town centre, particularly in New Street, High Street and Lichfield Street, will have to moved while the fair is in town.
Details on this have not yet been revealed but will be published as soon as we know more.
Burton’s annual Statutes Fair returns to the town on October 1 and 2.