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Ann and Hugh Humphrey have announced that there will be no more N21 Festival events but that there will be another Fancy Fair this year.

The 2017 Fancy Fair on Winchmore Hill Green was the most recent N21 Festival event.  The first event was held in 2012, again on the Green, and there have been two winter events - the St Nicholas Fair.

These have all been very successful events designed to interest and entertain people with many different tastes.  But they have required a huge input from volunteers, which it is difficult to sustain over the years.  However, the good news is that there will be another Fancy Fair - see the message below from Ann and Hugh.

Goodbye to the N21 Festival!

fancy fair on winchmore hill green

Now that the dust has settled after the Fancy Fair in July last year, and after discussions with the N21 Festival team it quickly became clear that we could not sustain the number of hours and commitment to put on another such event. The N21 Festival is therefore no more !

Luckily, however, one of the original Festival team, Adrian Webb, has agreed to put on a "Fancy Fair" on Saturday 7th July 2018. This will be run on a commercial basis. This will be a change to the previous events which were put on purely as a community event. Adrian is obviously looking for sponsors, stall holders and contributors for his event so if you would like to get involved contact him at  or look on the website for more details. Adrian used to run very large events so is familiar with what is required, and if anyone can make a success of the venture, Adrian will ! We wish him well.

We're looking forward to enjoying the next event rather than being constantly concerned about security and rubbish !!  Although the primary aim of the N21 Festival was to create all involving community events, we have been able to make donations to our three charities over the five years we have been doing these events.

In October we were able to give each of our charities - the Alzheimer's Society, Noah's Ark Children's Hospice and the Enfield branch of the National Autistic Society - £3,000, which meant, over a five year period, we have given over £25,000 to charity and ran four major events on the Green.This just wouldn't have been possible without the involvement of so many people too numerous to mention. You know who you are and what you did - thank-you again.

Ann and Hugh Humphrey

This article was edited on 17 February 2018 to remove some erroneous information.

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