Mendlesham Street Fair falls victim to Covid again

Visitors enjoying Mendlesham Street Fair

Visitors enjoying Mendlesham Street Fair in 2018. - Credit: Ben Rimmer

The Mendlesham Street Fair has been cancelled for a second year because of the Covid crisis.

The event was due to take place in May - and has been the highlight of the village's year since the 1980s. But the uncertainty about Covid and what restrictions may remainĀ has forced organisers to call it off for a second year running.

Last year's event was also cancelled because of the first Covid-19 lockdown which led to the cancellation of all major events.

East Suffolk Morris Men performing at Mendlesham Street Fair

East Suffolk Morris Men performing at Mendlesham Street Fair in 2018. - Credit: Zoe Rimmer

The Mendlesham Street Fair always attracts a large number of visitors from across the area for what is seen as one of the first major Suffolk festivals during the spring and summer and its loss is a major blow to the village.

Organisers will be concentrating on preparing for the return of the event in May 2022 - which will be the first time in three years that it has been able to go ahead.


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