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May Day Country Fair - 2019

Author: Frank Hunter Published: 24th April 2019 09:27

Lois Weedon and Weston May Day Fair Monday the 6th May 2019 at 
The Barns Helmdon Road Weston Near Towcester NN12 8PXLois Weedon and Weston May Day Fair Monday the 6th May 2019 at 
The Barns Helmdon Road Weston Near Towcester NN12 8PX
38th Year of the Lois Weedon and Weston May Day Fair taking place on Bank Holiday Monday the 6th May, 2019 at Helmdon Road, Weston NN12 8PX

One of South Northants Great Village Events Open To All

Entrance to the Fair, including free programme, is £2.00 for adults, £1.00 for children, Car Parking free.

The day starts at 10.00 am with the Great Weston Five Mile Run, returning to our event after a few years of R&R.

Anybody interested in running and would like to know more check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GtWeston5  

Also we have a fun run for younger (primary school) runners. Race starts at 1pm, just turn up on the day at the activity field and pay £1. Organised by Friends of St Loys School

The fair is busy from 10am but is opened officially at 12 noon with the crowning of the May Queen by our guests of honour, former Northampton Saints rugby player, Soane Tonga’Uiha and his wife Lucy

This year’s May Queen is Isla McCombe and her attendants are Roseanna Hale and Pip Skyrme.  

The crowning ceremony will be followed by the traditional Maypole Dancing by the children of St Loys CEVA Academy, Lois Weedon, three of whom also designed the covers of the May Day Programme.

Then all the fun of the fair will start: dancing by Brackley Morris Men music from Brackley Brass Band, Children’s Entertainer - Silly Soapy, and the amazing Hawkeye Falconry display matched only by the fantastic aerobatics of our Model Aeroplanes and Helicopter.

We are especially pleased to announce our new pop festival – demonstrating the talent of local young musicians

Raffle tickets are on sale throughout the day (draw takes place at 3.00 pm) - Prizes include, tickets for Silverstone British Touring Cars, £50 Dunelm Voucher, National Trust Stowe Landscape - Family Voucher, Rocco Voucher, and many more…

There is the usual substantial and varied Craft Fair under cover in the barns with over 20 stalls including a huge Tombola, Toys and Book stalls, crafts and food stalls, Candy floss, and Ice Cream

Our Companion Dog Show with a variety of Special Classes unfortunately has been cancelled due to a last minute problem with our judge but we will still be holding our ever popular Terrier Racing. 

Refreshments are available throughout the day with teas and coffees and cakes in the refreshment barn, Beer courtesy of Towcester Mill Brewery and Hog Roast and Barbecue and Fleur Fields local Wine.

Other attractions include:

•    Brackley & District  Band
•    Classic Cars & Bikes
•    Model aeroplane display
•    Steam Engine Display
•    Bouncy Castle & Sideshows
•    Brackley Morris Men
•    Hawkeye Falconry Display
•    Sheep Shearing Display
•    Swings and Roundabouts
•    Children’s Entertainer
•    Terrier Racing
•    “Ella Fest” – Pop Music Festival

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