Fun for all the family at town’s first green fair

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CHESTERFIELD’s first green fair is coming to town.

Vegetable cabaret with Madame Zucchini (pictured), workshops in everything from apple pressing to chicken keeping, and a seven seater bike for people to ride, arrives on Saturday, September 24.

Brampton Community Band perform while the market welcomes dozens of eco-friendly exhibitors including solar power, flour grinding and community groups.

Alastair Meikle, who has organised the day with Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “It’s very much something Chesterfield needs, to get out the green message to as many people as possible.

“There will be a lot of things where people can find out more about being green and have fun to boot.”

The fair is spread between New Square, where there will be exhibiting vehicles, the main market, by the Tourist Information Centre with various workshops, and with a recycled sculpture at Vicar Lane.

A one-day gallery will also be open on the day as part of the Papergirl Project, where women cyclists hand out parcels of art to unsuspecting passers-by.

Cllr John Burrows, council leader, said: “There are some great initiatives going on around Chesterfield and this event will cover some of the more innovative as well as the more traditional ways that people can get involved with to live a greener life.”