Blossoming blooms set to brighten Sheffield fayre

Marge Allen, of Friends of Norfolk Heritage Park
Marge Allen, of Friends of Norfolk Heritage Park
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Floral and horticultural displays are set to provide a blooming marvellous attraction at this weekend’s Sheffield Fayre.

A host of flowers and vegetables will go on show produced by residents and community groups around the city during the event in Sheffield Heritage Park.

Floral displays at last year's Sheffield Fayre

Floral displays at last year's Sheffield Fayre

Marge Allen, a member of the Friends of Norfolk Heritage Park, is among the organisers.

She said: “I love the fayre - it’s a fantastic free event for local people. A community event, a city event.

“I am particularly fond of the horticultural element.

“We’re hoping this year’s fayre will be the best ever with good weather and that the visitors come to sustain it for next year.”

Sheffield Fayre allotment display

Sheffield Fayre allotment display

The fayre takes place on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, between 10.30am and 5pm.

Attractions include living history displays with re-enactments and skirmishes.

Military enthusiasts will be staging encampments in the picturesque parkland, overlooking the main arena.

A Sheffield Council spokesman said: “As usual, around 20,000 visitors are expected to flock to the park for this great event.

“This year’s highlights will include ferocious Medieval combat and a Napoleonic skirmish with cavalrymen, cannon and musket firing.

“There’s Medieval dancing, Napoleonic soldiers’ drill for children and the chance for both adults and children to have a go at archery.

“Visitors will have the opportunity to literally ‘walk through history’ including everyday life through the ages and seeing period crafts and cooking.

“The fayre will be a fantastic family day out for visitors.”

He added: “In addition to our historical displays, there’ll be the usual crafts, a horticultural show, crafts, children’s entertainments and a host of family activities to enjoy.”

■ Visit Welcome to Sheffield for further information.