More inspections will be carried out on the Town Moor in Newcastle this afternoon to see when the postponed Hoppings will be able to go ahead.
The 130th year of the annual fair was due to be opened by the Lord Mayor at lunchtime today. But the Freemen of the city, who organise the event with the Showmen's Guild, say the wet weather and muddy conditions have made it too dangerous at the moment.
It's the 130th anniversary of the first Town Moor fair in 1882. Over the years it's been dogged by bad weather and 1998 had to be postponed for a week for th e same reason.
The annual Hoppings fair in Newcastle is being postponed for only the second time in its history because heavy rain has made the ground too muddy. The 130th Hoppings was due to start today. Organisers say they'll review the situation daily.