The annual May Fayre, hosted by the Wokingham Lions Club, will take place this year on 7 May, Bank Holiday Monday, with the fun starting at 10am and continuing throughout the day until 5pm.
A very lively day of family entertainment is promised at, what is believed to be, the largest street fair in the south of England, attracting thousands of people.
Wokingham Lions Club’s main aim of the day is that their fayre provide a low-cost, fun family event that enables local charities and other groups to raise money for their causes. Admission is free, but there is a small charge for some activities.
Andy Slay, Wokingham Lions Club’s May Fayre Chairman said: “The May Fayre is a wonderful day out for families and people of all ages and is our club’s biggest annual fund raising event. There are charity, craft and trade stalls, and a chance to win a prize at some competitions”.
Amongst the many activities at this year’s event are a packed stage programme, Punch and Judy shows, morris dancers, magic shows, an animal farm, and fun fair rides. Circus scene street entertainers will also be roaming through the town.
The fayre will be hosted on Peach Street and Broad Street and these roads will be closed throughout the day to accommodate the event.
The road closures will start at 6am on Peach Street at its junction with Easthampstead Road and extend to the Tudor House at the end of Broad Street, incorporating the closure of Rose Street at the Broad Street end. The Lions’ Club anticipate the roads will then reopen at 6pm.
The diversions will be put in place and follow the same route used for the Winter Carnival. Light vehicles will be diverted along Langborough Road and Murdoch Road and a longer route of Easthampstead Road, Heathlands Road Nine Mile Ride and Finchampstead Road for the larger vehicles.
Proceeds from the May Fayre will benefit the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
Main sponsors of this year’s event include Wokingham Town Council, Prospect Estate Agency, The Wokingham Society, together with a number of other businesses in the local area.
For further detail about the May Fayre visit the Wokingham Lions website.
For more details about diversion routes click here.