[E]gremont Crab Fair celebrates its 750th anniversary next weekend (SEPT 15-16) – and free transport is being provided to ferry spectators to and from the heart of all the action throughout its main day.
Bus and coach company Reays of Wigton will run a complimentary return shuttle service from 1-5pm on Saturday September 16 between the town’s war memorial and the fair field at Baybarrow Road.
Two special buses will operate a loop throughout the busy crab fair day, dropping people off and taking them back to the town centre. It’s free for passengers and it won’t cost event organisers a penny either.
“The Egremont Crab Fair is world famous and as this year is such a special date for it, we will be providing the free bus service without any charge to the organisers,” said Michelle Stacey, Reays commercial director. “They run the crab fair every year on an entirely voluntary basis and we wanted to help them as we are very involved in the community in Egremont where we have a depot,” she added.
Saturday’s attractions include the Gurning World Championships, apple cart parade and crab fest, featuring fairground rides, children’s entertainers and a stunt team. The crab fair starts on Friday evening with a Dancing In The Streets concert in Main Street starring Union J, Sonia and Stooshe.
It was first established in 1267, making it one of the oldest fairs in the world.