Traditional rides and hog roast plus dazzling new LED lights promised as Stratford’s Mop Fair is back from 11th October
The annual Mop Fair returns on Wednesday, 11th and Thursday, 12th October, bringing one of the biggest and brightest street fairs in the country to the heart of Stratford.
This Mop has a tradition of up-to-date and exciting attractions, as well as traditional family favourites such as the 127-year-old Golden Carousel, which will be back this year, again in Rother Street.
Many of the attractions will be located on Bridge Street, the event begins at 3pm on Wednesday, 11th October. Then the Mop is officially opened on Thursday at 11am by council dignitaries.
There will be the traditional Pig Roast, provided by local Scouts at the end of Waterside / bottom of Bridge Street, on Thursday along with the charity auction of the first slice of the roast.
One of the biggest changes to the rides and attractions in recent years has been the integration of eye-catching LED displays, which come into their own as the nights draw in at this time of year. These super bright lights actually consume far less power than the old-style filament bulbs they replace.
The smaller Runaway Mop follows on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October.
Road closures during the Mop run from at 5am on 11th October until 7.30am on Friday 13th October in: Greenhill Street, Rother Street (from Ely Street), Wood Street, Union Street, Bridge Street, Windsor Street (from Mansell Street), Meer Street, Henley Street and High Street.
Road closures during the Runaway Mop are from 5am on Friday 20th October until 6am on Sunday 22nd October in: Greenhill Street, Rother Street (from Ely Street), Wood Street, Windsor Street (from Mansell Street) and Meer Street.
The Mop Fair closes at 11pm each night.