Pink Footed Geese at SnettishamOctober 29, 2019
The Kings Lynn Mart provisional return date Tuesday 13th February 2024. Traditionally the opening to the travelling season, King’s Lynn Mart has a special place in the hearts of the travelling show people.
The mart continues a tradition from the later half of the nineteenth century when the King’s Lynn Mart was a spectacular event in which Frederick Savage of King’s Lynn displayed his latest roundabouts and fairground attractions to the showmen. This display of new machines and amusements continues today with the showmen vying to display the latest amusements. Traditionally, this is the first funfair in the Showmen’s calendar where new rides are tried out and old favourites brought out from winter storage.
The 818th Kings Lynn Mart which runs until the 24th February 2024 includes the same traditional rides and stalls as well as new rides called the Tornado, Over the Falls and the Fighter, which is a smaller version of the popular ride, Extreme. The ‘Booster’ pendulum ride will be back, as will the ride he calls the ‘Crazy Shake’ after it was introduced ‘with success last year’. For two whole weeks from Valentines day, the town will see thousands of people come and experience all the fun of the showman’s travelling fair. The mart is still due to be held at the Tuesday Market place.
Children’s Day, in which all rides are reduced to £1.50 except for the Booster, dodgems and cars, will be taking place on Wednesday, February 14th of half-term. From Tuesday, February 13, to Saturday, February 18, the fair is open from noon until around 10pm. Monday, February 19, to Friday, February 23, the fair will run from 6pm to 10pm, while on the final Saturday it will be open from noon until 10pm.
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Queen Visits Kings Lynn Mart in February 1953.