Sheffield Fayre poster

The National Fairground and Circus Archive will be greeting visitors to the Sheffield Fayre once again with a completely new display of highlights of its collections including a three part film created in collaboration with local artist Paul Carruthers. The film will invite you to consider the impact that new technologies have in the way we all currently record our collective memories and the consequences this could have on the archives of the future and your family histories.

This year the Fayre also welcomes back the Sheffield Carnival and Parade, which will be re-launched after 20 years of absence in the city. The parade will add to the vibrancy and great family atmosphere of the fayre, which as usual will be bringing a selection of fairground model makers showing their delightful and skillful miniature fairground scenes. The Sheffield Horticultural Show will be exhibiting a range of home grown vegetables and fruits and there will be a selection of other activities including the RSPCA Fun Pet Dog Show, Fairground Rides, Sheffield Kite Flyers, family craft workshops and a range of food stalls, music and craft exhibitors.

Come and join us for a day of fun at Norfolk Heritage Park on Monday 28th August bank holiday, between 10.30am and 5.30pm

The Fayre is brought to you by Sheffield City Council in collaboration with the University of Sheffield Library National Fairground and Circus Archive.