MWeston May Day Fair 2016
Author: Frank Hunter
From About My Area
One of South Northants Great Village Events Open To All
Lois Weedon and Weston May Day Fair
Monday the 2nd May 2016
at The Barns
Helmdon Road Weston Near Towcester NN12 8PX
Opened by David Elkington former Saints player
Companion Dog Show
The Fair is open from 10.30 am with Craft Stalls and Refreshments throughout the day.
Entrance to the Fair, including free programme, is £2.00 for adults, £1.00 for children,
Car Parking free.
The fair is opened officially at 12 noon with the crowning of the May Queen Connie Gray
crowned this year by our Guest of Honour David Elkington, Chairman of the Parish
Council and former Northampton Saints star.
This will be followed by the traditional Maypole Dancing by the children of St Loys CEVA
Academy School Lois Weedon. The May Queen and her attendants will arrive at 12.00 in
a suitably grand vehicle. The children of the school also design the front page of the May
The Great Weston run is not taking place this year but we have a Fun Run for Pre-school
& Reception; Years 1-2; 3-4, 4-5. Race starts at 1pm, just turn up on the day at the
activity field and pay £1.
The children will also be doing a Judo demonstration organised by Friends of St Loys
We are also pleased to announce our Companion Dog Show.
Judging starts from 12.30.
This will be followed by our ever popular Terrier Racing.
We have invited back the popular and spectacular Falconry Display, with our Fairground
attractions Bouncy Castle, Children’s Rides and Sideshows Ride on our Donkeys. Pit your
skills against your friends at Welly Wanging.
Then relax and listen to the fabulous Brackley District Band and watch that traditional
favourite Morris Dancing. Admire our display of Classic Cars and Motorbikes and watch a
Demonstration of lightning fast Sheepshearing by our resident Kiwi Andy Deverill.
There is the usual substantial and varied Craft Fair under cover in the barns with 30
stalls including a huge Tombola, Toys and Book stalls, crafts and food stalls, Candy floss,
and Ice Cream.
Refreshments are available throughout the day either cakes and drinks
in the refreshment barn, Cider courtesy of ‘3 Cs’, Beer from the Towcester Mill Brewery,
the outdoor Pig Roast and Burger Bar and ‘Foodie Stalls’ in the Barns.
The Crown Inn is open all day for stronger drinks and the usual pub fare.
Raffle tickets are on sale throughout the day (draw takes place at 4.00, the official closing of the
Prizes are Silverstone tickets for British Touring Cars, 2 Tickets to Northants County
Cricket thanks to Northantscricket.com. 2 Tickets to Northampton Cobblers.