Traditional fun in store at May Fair

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Maypole dancing and the crowning of the May Queen will be the highlights of a traditional May Day Fair on May 5.

The Lois Weedon and Weston Fair will include many other traditional favourites like terrier racing, a dog show,Morris dancing and a sheep shearing competition.

The event, which will be held on Helmdon Road in Weston, will kick off at 10am with the Great Weston Five Mile Run, which attracts around 300 entrants.

There will also be a fun run for primary school aged children, starting at 1pm.

The crowning of the May Queen will officially open the fair at noon with the Rev Carole Peters doing the honours.

Other attractions include a craft fair, refreshments barn complete with pig roast, falconry display, donkey rides, llamas and side shows.

A prize raffle, with a top prize of three-day tickets to this year’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, will be drawn at 4pm which will close the show.

Entrance to the fair, which includes a free programme is £2 for adults, £1 for kids.