The annual St Crispin Street Fair has opened in Northampton.
The fair has returned to the town centre for the second time since it was revived last year.
It includes more than 15 large fairground rides and a wide selection of stalls and smaller rides.
John Greatorex, who helped organise the event, said: “We’ve had people come to us who heard how great the fair was last year and asked to bring their rides this year. So we’ve got a few more rides this time.
“And it’s lovely that the fair is back on. It’s good for the town, especially in the current economic climate, when people can’t afford to go on holidays. It’s nice to bring some fun to Northampton.”
The fair is due to run until Tuesday.
Rides and stalls are in Gold Street, Mercer’s Row, Market Square and Abington Street.
The leader of Northampton Borough Council, Councillor David Mackintosh (Con, Rectory Farm) helped to open the event on Sunday.
He said: “The street fair is always a highlight of the year for Northampton and it brings a lot of people into the town centre to see all the wonderful things that are going on.
“Hopefully a lot of people will enjoy it and it’s good to see it back after the years that it wasn’t held.”
The fair is open until 10.30pm every day until Tuesday.
The fair was held every year from 1994 to 2004, but was scrapped in 2005 by Northampton Borough Council for financial reasons.