York's 26th Easter Fair will be bigger than last year and have something for everyone.

Co-ordinator, Chris Baker said the fair would open on Saturday, April 19 in the town hall. "We're welcoming quite a few new stallholders along with many of the old favourites who will soon qualify as family," he said.

"There'll be the usual range of stalls selling antiques and collectables, in particular quality china and small furniture. "We do our best to provide value for money. "Anyone with items they'd like valued should bring them along for a free appraisal," Mr Baker said.

"The stalls in the town hall will be coupled with  market stalls in and around Peace Park. "These stalls will have on offer arts, crafts, gourmet food plus lots more. "Once again, we are grateful  to the York Shire for its support for the event," he said.

"In addition to the fair, visitors will have the opportunity to visit the York Society photographic exhibition at the Sandalwood Yards and some of the town's other permanent attractions," Mr Baker said.

The fair will run Easter Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am to 4.30pm and Monday 9.30am - 1.00pm. Entry to the town hall is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and pensioners. Entry to the markets in the park is free.

TOP: The scene in the town hall during the York Easter Fair last year. RIGHT: Local enthusiast, Barry Smith, with some of his collectables at last year's fair.