‘Amazing’ Fair in the Square is a Highgate hit as hundreds flock to annual extravaganza

PUBLISHED: 15:25 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:25 20 June 2018

The scene at St Michael's walk

The scene at St Michael's walk


Hundreds attended Highgate’s annual Fair in the Square at the weekend, sponsored by the Ham&High.

Fair in the Square Organisers with their copies of the Ham&High, who sponsored the eventFair in the Square Organisers with their copies of the Ham&High, who sponsored the event

The stalls were busy, entertainment exciting, and best of all the fair raised plenty of cash for local charities, although the fundraising figure is still to be confirmed.

Sarah Thomas, who led the Fair in the Square committee for the first time this year, said: “It was an amazing day, although lots of us were new to organising it so the night before was a nervous one! It’s always lovely to see how much people in Highgate get behind the fair.”

As ever, the opportunity to learn about shearing a sheep in the middle of London proved tempting for many, while the Highgate Brass Band and St Michael’s School choir were among the local performers to delight visitors.

There were some new things too, most notably a gravity-defying show put on by the Jacksons Lane Theatre.

The two stilt walkers at the fair, as a child looks onThe two stilt walkers at the fair, as a child looks on

Sarah added: “The acrobatics were incredible.”.

The scene in South GroveThe scene in South Grove

Families enjoy candy floss at the fairFamilies enjoy candy floss at the fair

Rainforest Creations food stallRainforest Creations food stall

The choir from St Michael's school before they sang on the stageThe choir from St Michael's school before they sang on the stage

The Highgate Pantry stallThe Highgate Pantry stall

St John's Ambulance at the eventSt John's Ambulance at the event

The mayor with organiser Sarah ThomasThe mayor with organiser Sarah Thomas

Mayor of Camden, Jenny Headlam-Wells opens the festivalMayor of Camden, Jenny Headlam-Wells opens the festival

A brass band on the main stageA brass band on the main stage

Members of the Highgate Horticultural Society show off their plantsMembers of the Highgate Horticultural Society show off their plants

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