Sunday 21 June 9.30am – 4pm
Stretching back to the Middle Ages Harleston held a great fair and feast at Midsummer to celebrate the birth of St John the Baptist, the patron saint of the church. Recently this ancient tradition has been re-established, with this delightful small market town on the Norfolk/Suffolk border welcoming visitors and locals to a massive street market and evening party on Sunday 21st June.
Over 80 stalls selling antiques and vintage furniture, curios, collectibles and clothes will fill the centre of town, which is closed to traffic. Fabulous street performers, buskers and lots of street food stalls add to the festive atmosphere. A particular delight this year will be polka-dotted bee-hived Doris and her ruffled-shirt elderly beau Albert, aka The Dancing Day-Trippers, who will arrive on an immaculate shining scooter with sidecar to entertain the crowds with swing music and jive.
Many local shops, cafes and pubs will be open too, and after the Street Market ends there will be a street party filling the square with live bands, barbeque and refreshments, and further entertainment (6.30 – 9.30pm). Market Place, Harleston IP20 9AX.
Further information on Harleston’s Future Facebook page, www.harleston-norfolk.org.uk or 01379 855235