JUGGLERS, fortune tellers and fairground games are heading to a Somerset town this weekend to encourage people to support local traders.

The Family and Circus day on Porlock High Street is the third in a series of events to aid the village's recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event, funded by Somerset West and Taunton Council and organised by Porlock High Street Support Group, aims to draw visitors to Porlock to support local traders.

“Porlock High Street will experience jugglers, fortune tellers, guerilla knitters and traditional fairground games,” said Sarah Shorten who leads the events team.

“Families are encouraged to explore the High Street and the areas beyond where they will find giant bubbles, face painting with a twist and even the odd bearded lady!”

Money raised during the event will go towards Home-Start West Somerset.

Duncan McCanlis, chair of the Porlock High Street Support Group, added: “We are grateful to Somerset West & Taunton Council for providing the finance.

"This allows us to not only organise these community events, but we are also able to provide traders with a new online platform, put out more flower planters and benches around the High Street, all in support of Porlock’s amazing range of High Street shops.”

Previous events included an eco-theme market and a words and music themed event.

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The next two events will be on Sunday, October 3 and November 1, with wellbeing and retail therapy themes.

The family and circus day event this Saturday (August 4) will run from noon until 4pm.

To find out more visit facebook.com/groups/porlockhssg.