Much loved family fun fair to return to Ashby

Published: Tue 12 September, 2023

A poster to promote the Ashby Statutes fun fair in North West Leicestershire in September 2023.

Ashby Statutes Fair is set to return for five days this month which for many will mark the beginning of autumn.

The town’s famous fun fair is back from Friday 15 until Tuesday 19 September with attractions to suit all age groups.

From the dodgems and waltzers to hook a duck and darts, the Harris Family has something to keep the whole family entertained.

Opening times:

Friday 15 September – 4pm to 11pm

Saturday 16 September – 11am to 11pm

Sunday 17 September – 12pm to 8pm

Monday 18 September – 4pm to 10pm

Tuesday 19 September – 4pm to 10pm

Road closure and one way system

Whilst the fair is in town, Market Street and Brook Street will close and a comprehensive one-way system will be in operation.

Road users are advised to access the town centre by foot and if they can’t, to plan ahead and prepare for traffic delays, particularly around peak travel times. 

Temporary bus stops will be in operation on North Street on The Green, and South Street near the car park.

Councillor Tony Gillard, Portfolio Holder for Business at NWLDC, said: “Ashby Statutes returns every year, and usually signifies the end of summer and start of autumn.

“The locals love it and it’s always great to see Ashby’s Market Street brimming with people.

“Like every year, there will be road closures and a one-way system in place and we’d like to remind people with cars to avoid the town centre if they can whilst the fair is in town.”