ROLL UP ROLL UP! All the Fun of the Fair this September

Published Wednesday 5 September 2018 at 12:59

Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce the Blackburn Vintage Carnival. Coming to town on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018.

The event sees the return of favourite vintage rides including the Giant Helter Skelter, the Golden Carousel and the Traditional Ferris Wheel. To add to the fun there will be a range of smaller rides for the younger ones to enjoy with a family friendly price of just 50p for each ride. The classic sounds of a barrel organ will add to the carnival atmosphere.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet Mr Barnard at the Victorian Circus Workshop. Enjoy learning a range of circus skills including stilts, juggling balls, clubs and diabolos. Mr Barnard knows just about all there is to know about circus tricks and games!

Joining in the weekend fun will be the Giant Stilt Walking Ringmaster. This larger than life character with fabulous costume, exceptional moustache and impressive top hat will have visitors on their toes with his quick-witted repartee.

We welcome back incredible balloon modeller Bob Wooding. Bob’s award-winning act sees him make almost anything out of balloons. You won’t believe your eyes with his creations ready for you to take away.

During the weekend, visitors can also enjoy Mr Mason’s Heritage Walks. These family friendly tours take you around Blackburn highlighting local history snippets that you may not know or have even seen before.

Apart from the small charge for rides, the other events are free and do not require pre-booking.

The Blackburn Vintage Carnival takes place on Saturday 22nd September 2018 from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday 23rd September 2018 from 10am to 4pm.

The Circus Workshops will take place twice each day and Mr Mason’s walks start at 11am on Saturday and Sunday, with an extra walk at 2pm on Saturday.

The Blackburn BID is funded by town centre businesses and organises events and promotions in Blackburn along with a range of other initiatives. You will also be able to meet members of the Blackburn BID during the event, if you want to discover more about the BID

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