Best of Sheffield produce celebrated

Sheffield Fayre returns for its 15th year on August 29.
Sheffield Fayre returns for its 15th year on August 29.

People from across the city are being invited to showcase their wares in a celebration of all things Sheffield.

Now in its 15th year, Sheffield Fayre returns to the city later this month to celebrate the very best of city produce.

Sheffield Fayre returns for its 15th year on August 29.

Sheffield Fayre returns for its 15th year on August 29.

And organisers are calling for people to participate in the horticultural show.

Coun Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure at Sheffield Council, said: “I know that so many people in Sheffield – the Outdoor City – grow vegetables, arrange flowers or are keen bakers, brewers or jam-makers.

“So why not show off your wares and be in with a chance of winning a prize at Sheffield Fayre?

“There really is something for all the family, from the ever-popular horticultural show through to fairground rides, live performances, a fun dog show, birds of prey displays and vintage cars.

“And of course Sheffield Fayre is once again taking place in the beautiful Norfolk Heritage Park, which is a great place to spend a Bank Holiday with fantastic views over the city centre.”

As well as a fairground scale model tent and archives exhibition, there will also be slideshows, TV costume characters, a great selection of craft stalls, children’s rides, food and drink outlets and a bar.

Live attractions will include the fun RSPCA dog show, wood craft demonstrations, Sheffield Kite Flyers, music and dancing.

Entries to the show are being accepted up until 5pm on August 24.

Sheffield Fayre will take place on Monday, August 29, in Norfolk Heritage Park and winners will be announced then. Entry to the fayre is free of charge.

Sheffield Fayre is presented and organised by Sheffield Council in partnership with the Friends of Norfolk Heritage Park and The University of Sheffield Fairground Archive.

n For the full schedule of events and for further details, visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/sheffieldfayre or call 0114 2736681.