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The Arnesby May Fayre

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The Arnesby May Fayre is an annual event held on the Monday Bank Holiday at the end of May. A variety of events, stalls, displays and entertainment are held throughout the village and the May Fayre has become a major attraction in the area. 

May Fayre 2013

After a break for the Royal Jubilee celebrations the Fayre returned on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May from 11am to 4:30pm.

A great day out as always - our usual mix of good food, live music and entertainment for the whole family!
The Fayre again featured the ever popular cross country run, a charity tug of war and the craft village.

Live music came from from The Lizzards, the string quartet Acturus and the Wigston Brass Band. Some young buskers entertained visitors all over the village. Other entertainment came from the Morris men Bakanalia together with Mr Potato Man, a wandering street entertainer.

A variety of food was available including BBQ, sandwiches, fancy cakes, cream teas and new this year, a popcorn stall. Ice cream and cold drinks was available all over the village and there was a licensed bar and the Pimms bar.

Attractions included a Bungy trampoline, Circus Skills workshop, Falconry display, Archery, Mini-Golf and a demonstration of cheerleading by a team from Oadby.

Activities for all ages started with games for younger children in the school playground, bouncy castles, skittles and coconut shy and a football skills competition. There was an opportunity to look round Peter Welton's studio to admire his water colour paintings. A fascinating display of local memorabilia will be on display in St Peter's Church.

We also had a number of stallholders who offered a range of quality goods and Arnesby villagers offered home made cakes, plants, home produce and a Junk and Disorderly stall for items looking for a new home.

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