Mayfield Mayfair 2014

QUICK UPDATE AFTER THE 2014 EVENT:

Small photo of Maypole dancing 2014 We were really lucky with the weather.  The wind may have blown down a few signs and a gazebo and made it a challenge to catch the ribbons on the maypole but we  had two or three drops of drizzle at most.

Big thanks to all the school children who turned up to dance, the teachers and other helpers who taught and organised them, everyone else who helped in so many ways – and to everyone who turned up to watch and take part in another great, traditional, Mayfield event.

Photo of poster for Mayfield Mayfair 2014

 

2014 Mayfair- Saturday May 10th 1 – 4 pm in the High Street


The timetable for the day is here

 

 

Skittles and splat the rat
Picture of skittles set20140429_185109Thanks to Chris Farmer for building the skittles and “splat the rat” sets specially for the Mayfair.  Click here for bigger photos

 

Auction
All proceeds from the auction (and other fundraising at the Mayfair) will go to local good causes – 50% to Hospice in the Weald and 50% to for children’s activities in the village.  We are very grateful to all the people who have offered items to be auctioned including Four WindsIsenhurst Health Club, The Middle House RA Auto Services, The Mark Cross, The Rose & Crown, Drusilla’s Park and Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum.  Click here for full details

Image of the pattern made by ribbons interwoven at the top of a maypole during a dancePicture of Maypole dancing at the Mayfield Mayfair some years ago6 local schools providing Maypole or country dancing!
We are delighted that six schools have signed up for the Mayfair.  The primary schools from Mayfield and Punnetts Town are both preparing to entertain us with country dancing while Skippers Hill, Bricklehurst Manor, Mark Cross and Mayfield Pre-school will be Maypole dancing for us.

We also have a Mummers display.

Car displaysMayfield Garage will be showing off some classic cars and Nissan SLM St Leonards will have a Nissan Leaf (electric car) and Quashai on display with a prize raffle.

Food & Drink: in keeping with the country fayre theme,  Leppard’s will be providing a hog roast and The Middle House will be offering ploughman’s lunches with cider.  Teas will be offered by the WI

Games: Tesco Crowborough are running a biscuit decorating stall with all proceeds going to our causes, we have a giant games of skittles, throwing sponges at people in the stocks, “splat the rat” and apple bobbing.

Photo of Mayfield Silver band at the Mayfield Mayfair

Mayfield Silver Band

This year the plan is to ensure an old-fashioned “Country Fayre” style, so we are busy planning suitable events such as skittles, smashing the crockery and apple bobbing to go alongside the traditional Maypole and country dancing and the crowning of the May Queen. We are looking for lots of entrants in the May Queen competition this year.

 

This is one of the wonderful annual events that makes our village special and brings everyone together and we would appreciate any support to make the day a success and to involve the whole community. If you can help, even in a small way, please contact Andrew Burnett at Burnett’s – a couple of hours help before, during or after the event or offers of old crockery would all be welcome.