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

The scene at St Michael's walk

The scene at St Michael's walk - Credit: Siorna Ashby

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 event

Fair in the Square Organisers with their copies of the Ham&High, who sponsored the event - Credit: Siorna Ashby

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 on

The two stilt walkers at the fair, as a child looks on - Credit: Siorna Ashby


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Sarah added: “The acrobatics were incredible.”.

The scene in South Grove

The scene in South Grove - Credit: Siorna Ashby

Families enjoy candy floss at the fair

Families enjoy candy floss at the fair - Credit: Siorna Ashby

Rainforest Creations food stall

Rainforest Creations food stall - Credit: Siorna Ashby

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

The choir from St Michael's school before they sang on the stage - Credit: Siorna Ashby

The Highgate Pantry stall

The Highgate Pantry stall - Credit: Siorna Ashby

St John's Ambulance at the event

St John's Ambulance at the event - Credit: Siorna Ashby

The mayor with organiser Sarah Thomas

The mayor with organiser Sarah Thomas - Credit: Siorna Ashby

Mayor of Camden, Jenny Headlam-Wells opens the festival

Mayor of Camden, Jenny Headlam-Wells opens the festival - Credit: Siorna Ashby

A brass band on the main stage

A brass band on the main stage - Credit: Siorna Ashby

Members of the Highgate Horticultural Society show off their plants

Members of the Highgate Horticultural Society show off their plants - Credit: Siorna Ashby

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