Town’s traditional fair returns this week

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The summer season may be over, but that has not stopped a town’s traditional fair making a belated appearance this year.

Kettering Feast Fair has pitched up in its traditional Northampton Road site, and opened last night.

Organisers of the fair were forced to cancel the event in June due to the wet whether, but have managed to find four days to host the event this weekend.

The fair opened last night and will be in the town until Sunday.

New to the festivities this year include white knuckle rides such as The Booster, a 100m drop that gives thrill seekers a view of the surrounding area at the top, while Oblivion is a giant pendulum with revolving seats.

Organiser John Bugg, from John Thurston and son Ltd Fun Fairs, said: “After being forced to cancel, we’re delighted that we’ve found some room to have the fair return to Kettering this year.

“Kettering is an important event for us, while the Feast Fair is an important event for the town.

“If people come down they won’t be disappointed. Our new ride, The Booster, looks like a wind turbine.

“It’s not for the faint hearted. You can see the top of it from the A14.”

Other attractions include dodgems, family games, slides, and stalls.

The fair is open from 6pm to 10pm tonight and tomorrow.

It opens from 2pm to 10pm on Saturday.

Tonight, prices are reduced for all rides.