Last week I was kindly pointed towards a public request for photographers to document the Mill Road Winter Fair 2016. Having not been to the fair before, I was planning on going anyway, but it was a good opportunity to take some photos, and do a favour for the organisers at the same time.
The Mill Road Winter Fair is a lively festival of food, drink and music, with lots of public performances lining the street as you stroll by. One minute you encounter a folk band, the next minute it’s morris dancers. Lots of people dress up – Christmas jumpers were ubiquitous. We also saw a Darth Vader, creepy clowns, Victorians and a bear to name a few.
The smells emanating from the food stalls entice you to buy their food, and there are plenty of beer and gin stalls to wash it down with. There was a parade, which had a Wizard of Oz theme, replete with cowardly lion. In fact, there was so much going on, it was hard to keep a track of what to photograph next. Lots of side streets and car parks would open up and contain music stages, and tens of different food and drink stalls. I’m pretty sure I missed a couple of hidden gems, but there is always next year to find them!
You can find more of my photos of the Mill Road Winter Fair on their flickr account, of which mine seem to be the latest added, and also on their website. For the time being, have a look at an edit of the day below: