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Chairman's Address

Chairman Steve Smith

Welcome everyone to Winsford Salt Fair. Now in it’s 6th year the event has grown into one of Cheshire’s largest gatherings of narrowboats as well as the usual Salt artefacts and historical displays celebrating Winsford as Britain’s only salt extracting mine.

Since I introduced the Salt Fair in 2012/13 I have worked hard to introduce additional entertainment to keep this event fresh and exciting, and ensure that it grows as the Town Council’s annual premier event. Therefore new this year will be an additional day of entertainment on the Marina Island, which will include additional new performers.

There will be the usual craft marquee, troupe dancing competition in the Lifestyle Centre as well as the customary reading of the Charter, crowning of the Salt Queen, narrowboat parade, regatta, civic service on the fair and a brand new Mikron Theatre production called “Best Foot Froward” in our on-site marquee.

There will be new white-knuckle rides on the fair and for the first time at this event we will see the fantastic Superstar ride.

Enjoy the show, have fun and join us in celebrating Winsford’s diverse culture and heritage.

Cllr Steve Smith
Chairman – Winsford Salt Fair