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Fakenham Gin & Beerfest 2018

Come along to the 7th Fakenham Gin & Beer Festival, kindly sponsored by Crisp Malting Group

We will have 20 real ales, a craft lager, a selection of ciders and the Black Shuck Cocktail Bar.

Entry is free and beer starter kits are £12. Which includes a souvenir glass, and tokens for 3 pints (or six halves)

The cocktail bar will be cash payment.

Unfortunately the Community Centre bar is closed, but we will be selling other drinks at the beer bar and cocktail bar

Opening times:
Friday 23rd March 7pm-11pm
Saturday 24th March 11am-11pm

We have a good selection of music to suit all tastes.
The music for you is here:

Friday
7.30-9 The Nelson Shantymen
9.30-11 The Rhythm Travellers

Saturday
12.30-1.45 Fakenham Ukes
2.15-3.45 Joe & Mary
4.30-5.30 Anto Morra
5.45-7.15 Wolfswood
7.30-8.45 Picaroon
9-11 Hedway.
(may be subject to change)

The event is fundraising for the Fakenham Community Centre. (charity: 1000793)

Details from www.fakenhambeerfest.co.uk
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/FakenhamBeerfest/

Ride North Norfolk

Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August 2018

A great way to spend the day Riding North Norfolk

Ride North Norfolk has a selection of sociable, leisure cycle rides starting from the picturesque North Norfolk market town of Fakenham and going through some of the best gentle cycling routes in the country. It is a friendly local ride that will end an exciting week of activities in and around the town. It is a registered British Cycling Sportives. To keep the character of the ride we are limting this year’s entry to around 500. See the British Cycling website for more information. or to sign up.

Choose from our great routes of approximate lengths:
15 miles, 25 miles or 36 miles, 62 (100k) miles or 100 miles

This is a cycle ride and a day out that caters for most abilities. If you can ride a bicycle, you should be able to take part. The countryside has gentle slopes and no big hills.

Everyone is welcome to come and ride with us. Register now to be part of this exhilarating day.

More details via www.activefakenham.org.uk
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/Fakenham50/

Easter Sunday Fun Run 2018

Sunday, April 1 at 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

An Easter 5K and 1K Fun Run on closed roads on a 1K circuit though the town centre of the picturesque North Norfolk market town of Fakenham. This is a lap race. Everyone gets a medal. All children entering the Fun Run will get an “Easter Goodie Bag”.

5k has chip timing. UKAthletics

Fakenham is thrilled to announce that we will be holding these popular road races on Easter Sunday 1st April 2018. This will be part of a Funday which will involve a series of official British Cycling Criterium road races and a Runengland 5k running race, as well as a 1K Fun Run with an Easter Goody bag for children taking part. There will be stalls in the Fakenham Market Place. All runners will get a medal and there will be prizes for winning runners and riders.
A one kilometre circuit through the town centre will be closed to facilitate the event. Race entries are limited so it advised to book early and electronic chip timing (not for the Fun run) so everyone will know their own time. There is a limit of 350 5K runners and 350 1k Fun Runners.

This is intended to be a fun and enjoyable event to take part in or just to come along to watch and cheer people on. It should be an exciting spectacle to watch. There will be commentary for all races broadcast across the market place.

More details at www.activefakenham.org.uk
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/142238123105007/

Fakenham Criterium Races 2018

1st April 2018

These races will be run on closed roads round the picturesque North Norfolk town centre on an approx. 1k circuit. The event is being run by Active Fakenham with the help of the local club the East Coast Riders and others from around Norfolk.

The town centre will be closed to traffic for the day. Events will include British Cycling licenced cycle races for various ages and abilities, a 1K Easter Fun run, a 5K RunEngland mixed ability road race and local organisations running stalls and activities.

Criterium races cover most abilities from youth to National B (E,1, 2, 3) and a cat 4 race and this year includes a women’s race. Numbers will be limited to 45 per race as the one kilometre course is challenging with some tight corners, narrow roads and various surfaces, but with some fast straights and slight hills.

Details available at www.activefakenham.org.uk

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/141297946657569/

Vacwash Spares

vacwash-sparesGina McCormack runs her very useful stall Vac Wash Spares on the market area in front of Argos, next to Christie’s Cheese stall. She sell lots of essential items – vacuum cleaner spares and all sorts of car care products.

Where are you from?
Sheringham.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
34 years.

What are your opening times here?
6.30am – 2.30pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Sheringham (Wednesday & Saturday)

What led you to running this stall?
I looked after a stall for a friend in London. I had been working at Heathrow Airport and I never went back! I liked market trading so much that I did a diploma in market management and worked as a field support officer for NMTF (National Market Traders Federation). But I missed trading myself, and so came back to running a stall.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
I like the fact that market is all to do with personal service . It’s a very friendly, informal market.

What are your best selling items?
Vacuum cleaner bags, and spare parts; Autoglym products, car care consumables, chamois and sponges.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Local Charity Event – 9th & 11th August

clicsargentA locally-based team of youngsters who’ve joined National Citizen Service are organising two charity events. They’ve got one planned for Fakenham Tesco on Tuesday 9th August and another in Fakenham Market on Thursday 11th August. They’re both to raise awareness and funds for CLIC Sargent.

Here’s a message from the group…

“Please come along to Tesco in Fakenham on Tuesday 9th August for face painting, tombola, your favourite characters in fancy dress and much more family fun all in aid of CLIC Sargent, a charity who offers help and support to children and their families who are suffering with cancer. Also in Fakenham on Thursday 11th similar family fun at Fakenham Market. All ages welcome, please help us make a difference!”

Their Event Page on Facebook is here. Let them know you’re going (there’s a button on their page) and please help them promote it by sharing the event page with your FB Friends.

CLIC Sargent is a charity which supports young cancer sufferers. It was formed in 2005 after a successful merger between CLIC and Sargent Cancer Care for Children.

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a not-for profit social enterprise open to 15 to 17 years-olds, set up to provide challenges through social action and build skills for work and life.