Corby Mayor, Mohammed Rahman, officially opened Stevens Fun Fair in Abington Park today, Saturday, May 11.
The annual event will be open every day in Abington Park until Sunday, May 19.
Cllr Rahman said: “It’s a pleasure to be here to officially open the fair.
“I can remember coming to the fair every year since I came to Corby when I was 18, 23 years ago.
“It’s something that everyone in Corby enjoys.”
A donation of £150 was made by the fair organisers to the mayor’s chosen charity, Lakelands Hospice.
Fair organiser Charmaine Stevens said: “We’ve been coming to Corby every year for at least the last 65 years.
“It’s always a fantastic turnout in Corby – people email, call and text me months before about the event. There’s always fantastic support in Corby.”
Debbie Foster, who was at the fair with her 11-year-old daughter Jade, said: “We come every year. It’s something for the children to look forward to. Corby doesn’t get a lot, so when the fair is here everyone wants to come down.”