People of all ages flock to Bury St Edmunds' Whitsun Fayre
Bury St Edmunds was buzzing over the Bank Holiday weekend, as people of all ages flocked to the town to experience what the Whitsun Fayre had to offer.
The event, organised by Ourburystedmunds, took place on Sunday and Monday and saw various stalls, games, and activities pop up throughout the town.
Mark Cordell, CEO of Ourburystedmunds, said: “The weekend was a huge success. We had absolutely glorious weather and lots of stall holders and businesses were very pleased with the amount of visitors that came to the town so it all worked very well.”
Footfall figures recorded in Abbeygate Street suggested that around 31,302 people visited the town over the two days - the highest number since 2015.
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The beach, which is one of the annual event’s main attractions, arrived a day late due to complications with delivery but didn’t deter eager visitors from taking advantage of the many other activities available on Sunday.
“It was disappointing that we couldn’t have the beach set up on Sunday but fortunately we pulled together and it was in place for Monday and proved very popular,” said Mr Cordell.
“It was really busy and even stayed open later than planned so we finished on a high. All’s well that ends well.”
- For more pictures, see Friday's Bury Free Press newspaper