THE 775th Witney Feast is set to begin with the traditional Golden Gallopers service on the Leys at 7.15pm tonight. 

An international fireworks display and venison roast will join the usual attractions at the annual three-day fair this year. 

Bob Wilson's Fun Fairs say they are proud to bring their much loved family event back to Witney to celebrate the yearly Feast.

St Mary's Church will conduct the Sunday evening service from the carousel tonight.

Emily Wilson, from Bob Wilson’s Funfairs, said: "This wonderful tradition will be continuing for the 775th anniversary Feast and we look forward to seeing many local people join us this Sunday evening.

“Witney Feast is always a highlight in our calendar.

"There's a lovely autumn feeling in the air, and it's a thrill to see everyone come together as we light up The Leys with rides and attractions from around the country. With all the extra things we have planned for this year's anniversary event, I'm sure it will be a magical feast to remember.”

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The fair itself opens on Monday and Tuesday, from 2-11pm and features many of the latest white knuckle rides, together with classics like the Waltzer, Dodgems and a great selection of 'pink knuckle' rides just for the little ones.

William Wilson, managing director of Bob Wilson funfairs, which has managed the event’s funfair for 70 years, said: “People got nostalgic for the old rides like dodgems and heater skelters but you’ve also got to have modern rides. He added “You’ve got to have a mix otherwise people will be bored.” 

The fair at the Feast is the largest in the town and one of the biggest in the county and its location on the Leys means it can house larger, thrill-inducing rides.