Horbury Street and Craft Fayre
Horbury Street Fayre was brought to us in the early 1980's by the Horbury and District Chamber of Trade, under the then chairmanship of John Kilburn, in response to the threat to the trade of the towns businesses from out of town supermarkets and subsequently the bland faceless shopping malls being forced upon them.
It was agreed that the original and welcoming atmosphere of Horbury would be well suited to hosting a vibrant summer event, so a small committee was formed and they made it happen and with support from local shopkeepers and business via advertising in the colourful Street Fayre brochure, a grant from Wakefield Metropolitan District Council and generous donations from the Horbury Common Lands Trust the Street Fayre continues to be a major event in Horburys calendar.
The Street Fayre boasts an unmissable range of attractions including craft and gift stalls, a funfair, locally grown garden plants, children’s attractions and music.....lots of music. Horbury is blessed with a fabulous variety of superb local talent to give you a day to remember and one not to be missed. All this takes place in the backdrop of our welcoming township with its interesting mix of independent shops, boutiques and cafes.
As ever, an event such as the Horbury Street Fayre, usually depends upon the hard work of a dedicated group of volunteers, ours is called the Horbury Street Fayre Committee and the attendance, support and sheer joy of our visitors year after year is a fitting testimonial to all their hard work.