All the fun of the fair

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What are you doing on Sunday night? Chances are, like thousands of your neighbours, you’ll be wrapping up and heading into CMK for the annual firework spectacular.

This is the 36th annual event, and the biggest free event held in the city bar none.

That’s quite something, and even more remarkable when you realise that one family has been behind the event since its inception.

Keith Emmett and Sons dig deep in their pockets year after year so that you can enjoy yourselves.

Sadly, Keith Emmett Sr passed away earlier this year, but had made clear his reason for continuing the tradition: “The smiles on people’s faces are our rewards,” he said.

The family are rightly proud of their key role in MKs annual entertainment calendar, and they also operate the funfair that starts in Campbell Park this evening, and runs daily through to Sunday, November 9.*

Sunday’s illuminating spectacular will begin with live music before the countdown to the fireworks begins at 7.30pm.

But when the lights die down and the crowds disperse following another stunning spectacle, Keith Emmett 3rd won’t be putting his feet up.

Christmas is calling and as entertainment providers, the Emmett family will be doing more of what they do best –making people smile.

> Reduced price nights at the Campbell Park funfair are tonight, Thursday, November 6, and Sunday, November 9 when rides will be a quid a kid, £1.50 for adults.

> Olney will be hosting its own fireworks event on Sunday evening, at the sports ground off East street.

Gates open at 5pm, with a live fireworks act at 5.45pm followed at 6.30pm by the fireworks themselves.

Tickets are £5 on the gates, or £11 will admit a family of four. Don’t be a silly billy and take along your pooches, though. They won’t like it.