The Wokingham May Fayre will take place on the Bank Holiday, Monday, 1 May and promises to be a very lively day of family entertainment. It is believed to be the largest street fair in the south of England, attracting thousands of people. The event takes place in Denmark Street, at Elms Field, and Erfstadt Court, where a variety of stalls are set up. The fun starts at 10am and continues until 5pm. Admission is free, but there is a small charge for some activities.
The main goal of the May Fayre is to provide a low-cost and fun family event, and enable local charities and other groups to raise money for their causes. Andy Slay and his team organise the May Fayre, which is the club’s biggest annual fund raising event.
“The May Fayre is a wonderful day out for families and people of all ages. There are charity, craft and trade stalls, and a chance to win a prize at some competitions. Among the many activities this year are Punch and Judy shows, a bouncy castle, animal farm, ferret racing, barrel organs, fun fair rides and a hula hoop workshop. Plus the tea tent, of course!” says Andy Slay, chairman of the May Fayre Committee.
In addition, the Wokingham Youth Theatre will be performing a short version of Shakespeare’s classic “Midsummer Night’s Dream” In Elms Field from 1:10 to 1:45pm. Throughout the day, Circus Scene Street Entertainers will be roving through the town. Morris Dancers, street dancers, solo singers, a jazz band, comedy jugglers and performances from various drama schools will also be featured.
“We are very grateful for this year’s sponsors for the May Fayre. They include the Wokingham Town Council, Prospect Estate Agency, The Wokingham Society, Lidl, CP Law, John Nike Leisure Sport Complex, Allder Group Glass & Locks and Kynoch Vets,” says Andy.
Proceeds from the May Fayre will benefit local charities. The charities will be chosen in the near future.
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