It will be all the fun of the fair when the Long Eaton Fairground Model Show offers residents a chance to see everything in miniature on Saturday 19 November between 10am and 4.30pm.
The one-day family-friendly show at Long Eaton Town Hall runs alongside the last day of the town’s Chestnut Fair and is expected to attract model fans from far and wide.
This year’s event features 25 local exhibitors who will showcase their intricate work, with visitors able to see everything the street fair has to offer . . . only in miniature form.
On show will be all the favourite fairground rides including the waltzer, the big wheel, carousels, the ghost train, speedways and many more. Models will also cover everything that makes up a travelling fair, including transport, caravans, stalls and children’s rides.
Alongside the models will be a display of photographs, fairground artwork and artefacts such as carousel horses and speedway bikes.
The model makers are all local, both young and old, and have created their work from various materials including wood, metal, plastic and Lego.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“The fairground models are incredibly detailed and when you see them you have to applaud the skill and craftsmanship that has gone into creating them. They are a delight to see and this is a must-visit show for all the family.”
A variety of scales will be on show, from HO (model railway scale) and 1/48th (Corgi scale) to 1/24th and 1” (doll’s house scale).
Admission is free, but there will be a collection bucket on the door.