Westoe Village fair aims to draw in the crowds

Westoe Village Fair 2018
Westoe Village Fair 2018

An annual village fair which has attracted thousands of people over the years and helped dozens of charities is making a return this Saturday.

The road through Westoe Village is set to be turned into one big festival with dancers, music and singers.

Last year's Westoe Village Fair

Last year's Westoe Village Fair

Craft and charity stalls will also line the road for the event which attracts hundreds of people each year.

The Westoe Village Fair has been held for more than 30 years and is organised by members of the Westoe Village Residents’ Association.

Alison Mason, one of the event organisers, said: “The event has been going for more than 30 tears now and each year it keeps getting bigger and bigger.

“We will have lots going on throughout the day with singers, dancers and the Living Water Youth band making an appearance.

We hope we will be able to do them proud again this year.

Alison Mason

“So many people help each year behind the scenes to make the event such a success so it’s great when we see the numbers turning out and enjoying themselves.”

During the event there will be performances by the Hindu Nari Sangh Bollywood Sand Dancers, the Harton Harmonisers, the Line Dancing ladies who support St Clare’s Hospice. Singer India Mason, the 2017 winner of the Gen Factor - a talent contest run by housing association Gentoo - will also take to the mic.

Living Waters Youth Band will also make an appearance.

Alison said: “We have raised a lot of money over the years for various charities, St Clare’s Hospice being one of them. We hope we will be able to do them proud again this year.”

Westoe Village Fair attracted hundreds of people, last year

Westoe Village Fair attracted hundreds of people, last year

Visitors to the event will be able to enjoy a range of refreshments from Westoe Hall, there will also be a barbeque.

The event starts at 11am with the Bollywood Sand Dancers kicking off the line-up of performances at 11.30am.

Alison added: “We are all praying it will be a good day with lots of sunshine. If it is, we are hoping to have a few hundred people come along.”

St Clare's Hospice Line Dancers at Westoe Village Fair, last year

St Clare's Hospice Line Dancers at Westoe Village Fair, last year