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Come along to the Midsummer Fayre

Councillor Allan Ewart, Chairman of Lisburn City Council's Economic Development Committee and Angela Beggs, Assistant Education Officer (Castle Gardens) prepare for the upcoming Midsummer Fayre.FOLLOWING the success of last years Midsummer Fayre" and to celebrate 400 years of Lisburn the event will return to Castle Gardens in the heart of Lisburn Historic Quarter on Saturday June 20.

Councillor Allan Ewart, Chairman of the Council's Economic Development Committee said: "Local visitors may already have experienced the beautiful gardens having visited them since they opened again last year.

Given that this year marks Lisburn's 400th Anniversary" we thought it would be a great idea to organise an event in the gardens to give local people the opportunity to celebrate the history of the City of Lisburn."

At the Midsummer Fayre visitors have a real treat in store with a live sword-fighting display.

A great family day out is planned featuring traditional fayre activities. Talented local musicians will be entertaining visitors on the terraces and around the upper gardens throughout the day" and a historic village will be set up demonstrating traditional skills" crafts and providing entertainment.

There will also be a food fayre on site providing a banqueting feast. For those visitors interested in Ending out about the colourful history of the gardens you will find some 17th and 19th Century characters on site offering tours and telling their tales. The event will run from 10am until 4pm and is free to everyone to come along and enjoy. It is hoped that all of the local community and visitors to the City will come along and join in what will be a great celebration event and a step back in time.

For more information about the event contact the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum on 9266 3377 or the Council's Economic Development Unit on 9250 9465.

Ulster Star