A SUMMER fair is returning to Halstead for only its second outing after its success was halted by Covid.

The Halstead Summer Fair began in 2019 and was a huge hit with the community.

However, due to Covid-19, no more fairs have been able to be run since then.

Now, it is set for its grand return, with organisers preparing for the big day.

The team is made up of lead organiser Linda Smith, alongside Heather Pittuck on social media and artwork, David Rosoman for advertising and marketing and Andy Munday who helps Linda with organising on the day.

Linda said: “The first one was in 2019, and people are happy it’s back.

“There will be just under 40 stalls on the day from crafts to food and fashion, an all-day DJ, as well as shows from a local pole dancing fitness group and a local choir and bagpiper.

“There will be entertainment throughout the day, and a tug of war.

“We are ending with a dog show, where last time we had more 100 dogs over six categories.

“It went down really well in 2019 and I think it will be just as good this year.”

The event is this Saturday, August 6, in the Halstead Public Gardens from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free.