Family fun in and around Northam with annual May Fair festivities

Plenty to see and do at Northam May Fair this Saturday.Plenty to see and do at Northam May Fair this Saturday.

Northam May Fair kicks off North Devon’s family fun day calendar this Saturday with free admission and entertainment from 10am to 11pm.

The official opening in front of the Rectory at 10am by the Mayor of Northam, Councillor Chris Leather, will be followed by the crowning of the May Queen and King.

This will be followed by the traditional maypole dances performed by pupils from St Georges School.

Re-started six years ago, the fair has now spread to include the whole of the village centre.

This year Northam Town Council has become the umbrella organisation working alongside the two churches and the Community Association.

The ever popular Phil Vanstone’s fairground and John Puddy’s steam traction engine rides are back but are extended.

There will be displays by the Devon Medieval Combat Association, Phoenix Morris, Appledore Band, belly dancers and kick boxers to name just a few.

Those looking for bargains or quality craft items will have an excellent choice from all the stalls located in St Margaret’s Church, the Community Centre, the Methodist Church and spread throughout the village

In the Leisure Centre (in the Square) Jiggy Wrigglers will be offering a sample of how they can provide birthday entertainment for the under sixes at 11am.

The daytime events will conclude by 4pm, however for the first time entertainment has been planned for the evening.

A traditional Variety show will be held in the Northam Hall starting at 7.30pm. There will be a licensed Bar.

Tickets costing £10, including a Ploughman’s supper, are available from Northam town clerk on 01237 474976.

All profits from the show will be donated to the Mayor’s charity.