More events have been added to the Castle Quarter showcase which begins this weekend.
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be launching Your Home is Your Castle, a safety campaign being launched as the area of Bedford enjoys a market atmosphere.
The launch is on Sunday, October 6 when Castle Road will be closed to traffic from Howbury Street to Bushmead Avenue and thousands of people will be passing through to enjoy stalls and entertainment.
The fun will continue with two further Sundays of events. Throughout there will be a Your Home is Your Castle painting competition with local schools and other events.
November 3 sees firework season festival in the Castle Quarter and the festive lights are switched on on December 8 by the chief fire officer.
Visit the Castle Quarter this autumn to find out more from shops and businesses.