Over the weekend, a record-breaking number of people flocked to the Costessey Fete at its new home. 

The two-day event took place at the Norfolk Showground and it featured 200 craft and charity stalls, a funfair, live music, a food village, community groups, fireworks and much more. 

There was a big focus on affordability, with entry priced at just £2 a day and it was free for under fives.  

Norwich Evening News: Entertainment at the Costessey FeteEntertainment at the Costessey Fete (Image: Costessey Fete)

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The annual fair previously took place in Longwater Lane Park, with Gary Blundell running it on behalf of Costessey Town Council. 

The council is no longer affiliated with the event, which is now registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC).

Mr Blundell organised the 2024 fair with Jeremy 'Jezza' King and a team of volunteers.

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Norwich Evening News: The fireworks display at the Costessey FeteThe fireworks display at the Costessey Fete (Image: Costessey Fete)

Mr Blundell said: "Our previous record was 10,000 people over the weekend but this time we had 18,000.

"The feedback was absolutely amazing and there were so many smiling faces.

"We have already provisionally booked dates for 2025, which we won't reveal yet, and we will make tweaks to make it even better while still keeping it cheap."