Monday, 22 October 2012


Updated 23/10/12 15.35hrs

With just under six days to go until the spectacular St Crispin’s Street Fair comes to Northampton, local people and visitors are being advised of the measures being taken to accommodate the fair.
Event organiser Albert Evans has been working closely with the council and town centre businesses to welcome the fair to the town from Sunday 28 October until Tuesday 30 October.  The family-friendly fair will feature spectacular, white-knuckle rides alongside more traditional fairground attractions that will line Gold Street, Mercer’s Row, the events area in the Market Square and bottom end of Abington Street.

Traffic details
Mercer’s Road and Gold Street will be the only roads closed to traffic.  The roads will be closed from midnight on Saturday 27 October, when the fair pulls into town, until 6am on Wednesday 31 October.  All other roads will be open as usual.
The taxi rank, which is usually located in Mercer’s Row by the side of All Saints’ Church, will be temporarily relocated to Bradshaw Street, at the top end of the Drapery near the old Fishmarket.  There will also be no parking in Dychurch Lane to facilitate emergency access.

Parking details

The Mayorhold Car Park in the town centre will be kept open until 11pm for all three days and St John’s Car Park is open 24 hours.  Motorists are advised to check the notice boards for the closing times of other multi-storey car parks.  There is also ample parking in the town’s surface car parks.  Car parking is free in all town centre surface and multi-storey car parks on Sunday and the usual tariffs apply on Monday and Tuesday.
Albert Evans said he was doing all he can to make this an exciting and entertaining few days that would attract people into the town centre for the benefit of everyone.  He said:
 "We are looking forward to bringing the St Crispin’s Street Fair to Northampton and attracting thousands of visitors, which we hope will benefit everyone.  We want people to come into town and have fun and we have worked very hard to work with the council and local businesses to cause minimal disruption.  It will be a fantastic few days that has all the fun of a traditional fair for families and some seriously big rides for thrill seekers.”

Fair opening times: 
 Sunday 2pm to 10.30pm

  Monday 10.30am to 10.30pm 

Tuesday 10.30am to 10.30pm. 
For vouchers offering money off any ride visit