Elizabethan Fayre returns to Prescot town centre


The Elizabethan Fayre returns to Prescot town centre this weekend for the first time in two years.

The event usually takes place in the spring, but the pandemic meant the 2020 fayre was cancelled and this year’s celebration has been delayed six months.

While this Saturday’s event will be smaller than usual, organisers say it will still offer a range of activities for families including Shakespearean face painting, clay ‘blobster’ making, candle making and mask making. There will also be the popular Circus Skills workshops and show and the Birds of Prey stand.

Prescot Parish Church will also be open on the day and visitors can take part in heritage tours to learn more about the history of the grade I listed Jacobean building.

Meanwhile the Knowsley ‘Storycatchers’ will be at Imaginarium’s Roundhouse so people can share their stories and memories of growing up or living in Prescot, or stories of the town’s rich past, as part of preparations for next year’s Knowsley Borough of Culture celebrations.

Events will take place around Church Street and Market Place.

Councillor Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “We’re delighted that we can host the Elizabethan Fayre this year and invite people along to come and celebrate Prescot’s Elizabethan past. It may be smaller in scale but there will still be plenty of great activities for everyone to join in and enjoy.”

Prescot’s Elizabethan Fayre takes place on Saturday, October 23 from 11am to 4pm.