Onion fever is set to hit Gloucestershire this weekend as Newent’s famous annual fayre returns. Newent Onion Fayre is taking place on Saturday, September 8th, and with more music, stalls, and rides than ever before, organisers say it’s shaping up to be one of the best yet.

This year’s event will have live music across three stages, on which Who’s Next, The Roving Crows and The Hawthorns will be playing.

Andy Offord, Newent Onion Fayre committee chairman said: “We’re excited to introduce a craft village to the Fayre this year, where visitors can discover a fabulous collection of arts and crafts stalls. After its popularity last year, we’re also welcoming back the Funion Zone which is filled with activities and games for kids.”

The event, which originates from the 13th century but was re-established in 1996, is held through the streets of Newent and attracts over 12,000 people to the small market town. Every year, more and more locals and visitors attend.

One unmissable event is the world-famous Onion Eating Competition, held on the main stage at 1pm. Why not have a go? You can register online or by coming along to the main stage before 12 noon.