To some people turning forty is a big milestones, and a worrying one at that. Am I getting old? Am I wearing out? Am I getting Saggy? Am I losing my looks?
When it comes to the Barnes Fair, the answer to all those questions is most definitely not. In fact, when it celebrates its fortieth birthday on the 12th July, the fair is expected to be more invigorating and lively than ever before.
Free to enter, its 1940s theme will see live bands, fairground rides, and a grand parade featuring vintage vehicles and floats decorated by local school children.
Open from 9.30am - 5pm on Barnes Green, you'll be able to shop three hundred stalls full of food, fashion, and furniture. There will be artwork, handmade gifts, local produce and baked treats.
Food is the focus of the fair, featuring British, French, and Asian cuisine, as well as a pop-up appearance by local restaurant, The Depot.
Entertainment will be based at the main stage and bandstand, with a line up of performances:
11am: Butterfly Ballet Demo 11.30am: British Ballet Organisation 12pm: Clifford Studios Dance Show 1pm: Punch & Judy 2pm: Barnes Ballet School Demo
2.45pm: Spitfires Cheerleading
3pm: Swing & Waltz Demo
3.30pm: Punch & Judy
4pm: Barnes Musical Theatre Club
10.30am: The Path Ahead
11.45am: The Swingtime Serenaders
12.45pm: Buddy Flame and the Rockets
2.15pm: Barnes Choir
3.15pm: Richmond Music Trust
4.30pm: Barnes Concert Band
With all this going on, don't forget to have a snoop around Barnes Green, because the organisers have hidden forty golden tickets, which entitles those with a keen eye to a goody bag.