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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 2014

The 2014 Arnesby May Fayre was held on Bank Holiday Monday 26th May.

It promised to be 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 popular cross country run and the craft village.

Live music was supplied by our regular supporters 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 will be available including BBQs, sandwiches, fancy cakes, cream teas and Ice cream. Cold drinks were available all over the village and there was a licensed bar and a Pimms bar set in a garden.

Activities for all ages start with games for younger children in the Sunnydene garden, 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 was on display in St Peter's Church.

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

Stall holders
: If you would like to stand at the Fayre, email

Cross Country Race details and entry forms - contact Keith at
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Car Parking. A large car park is available for a small charge. It would be appreciated if visitors would not park on any verges around the village as this can make it difficult for through traffic and emergency services. Access to the village roads will be via Mill Hill Road, the other accesses, Robert Hall Road and St Peter's Road will be closed during the day.

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