Prescot Elizabethan Fayre Returns for 2014

By on Thursday, April 24, 2014

prescot_elizabethan_fayre_1Prescot’s past will come alive once again for the annual Elizabethan Fayre on Saturday 3 May.

The free fun for all ages includes live music, traditional stalls such as an apothecary and wool merchant, and traditional 16th-century crafts such as basket-making and wood-turning.

Visitors can take a turn at the pottery wheel, watch falconry demonstrations and get their face painted for free.

Other highlights include a WWI pop-up museum and tours of St Mary’s Church Tower, every half hour from 11am (a small charge may apply).

The festival recreates the old May Fayres which were held in Prescot during the era of the first Queen Elizabeth.


The day-long event coincides with the monthly Prescot Producers’ Market, which takes place on Eccleston Street from 9am to 2pm. Pop along for local produce, baked goods, deli treats, crafts and more.

“The Elizabethan Fayre promises to be a great day out for all the family,” said Andrew McCormick, Knowsley Council’s Director of Community and Leisure.

“The entertainment will have a distinctly Tudor feel, but there will be something of interest for all ages, and admission is free.”

If you’d like to get involved in the fayre or have a stall at the market, please call 0151 443 5353.

Photos: 2013 Prescot Elizabethan Fayre

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