Street performers, birds of prey displays, a fairground exhibition and – for the first time – the Ken Fox Wall of Death are among the attractions at this year’s Sheffield Fayre.

Thousands of people are once again set to flock to Norfolk Heritage Park for the free event, which runs on Sunday 30 August and Monday 31 August.

The fayre is being run in conjunction with the National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield, which has had sideshows at the event for several years.

Councillor Julie Dore, leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “Sheffield Fayre is one of our most successful family events and is a great favourite for so many people – not just in this city, but from far and wide.

“There really is something for all the family, from the high-octane motorbike thrills of the Ken Fox Wall of Death through to more sedate activities in the form of our ever-popular horticultural show.

“And of course, the event is set in the beautiful Norfolk Heritage Park, which is a great place to spend a Bank Holiday with fantastic views over the city centre.”

As well as the sideshows and fairground archives, there will also be street performers, a great selection of market stalls, food and drink outlets, and a range of rides and attractions.

Ken Fox’s Wall of Death, new to Sheffield Fayre this year, sees daredevil bikers riding up a 20ft high vertical wall – and has to be seen to be believed.

Entries are being accepted up until 5pm on Wednesday 26 August for the horticultural show, with classes including flower arranging, honey, cakes, bread pot plants, Bonsai, vegetables, wine and crafts.

Junior classes include needlecraft, art, photography and baking. All winners will be announced at 5pm on Monday 31 August, with the horticultural show closing at 5.30pm.

Shows over the two days will include street dance, Maypole dancing, a brass band and Morris dancing.

Sheffield Fayre is presented and organised by Sheffield City Council in partnership with the Friends of Norfolk Heritage Park and The University of Sheffield Fairground Archive.

The event runs from 10.30am to 5.30pm on both Sunday and Monday. For further information on entering the Horticultural Show, call 0114 2736681.

Entry to Sheffield Fayre, sponsored by Haybrook, is free.