The Mayfayre has become one of the best local traditional Country Fayre's in Berkshire, providing very good value for money and an afternoon of fun and entertainment, drawing people from across Berkshire.
A variety of local food is available, including West Berkshire Brewery and Tutts Clump Cider at the beer tent, excellent Vickers Game barbeque, home made WI teas and cakes, and a Hog Roast from the Bull.
This event is an annual fund raising event for voluntary organisations and community projects based in the Bradfield community.
Raising funds for the local community for over 30 years.
Test your skills at the Plate Smashing, Coconut Shy or Tossing the Bale competition, have a go at Skittles, the bouncy castle slides and many, many more attractions.
Art In Action showcases local artists demonstrating their work.
The centre ring features Maypole Dancing, the Goring Growlers dog agility team, Pinewood Gymnastics and don't miss the famous Pig Racing!
The music tent has many talented local acts.
Plenty of FREE parking is provided on the Bradfield Southend Cricket Club field, with easy access to the Mayfayre.
Monday 2nd May 2016.
12:30 to 16:30
Bradfield Southend Playing Fields, RG7 6EY
Good afternoon and a very warm welcome to the 34th Bradfield Mayfayre. Please relax and enjoy yourselves in the good old fashioned British way. Our 'Art in Action', a well-established Mayfayre favourite, is back with exciting demonstrations and displays by local craftspeople in our newly created Art & Craft tent. Please take time to come along and see their work. In the Beer tent, Bradfield Social Club will be working hard to satisfy your thirsts, having set a new record last year!
Firstly, I must thank all the Mayfayre Committee, a dedicated team of individuals, who once again have come up with an exciting event with something for everyone. A lot of time and thought goes into each Mayfayre but without your generosity and loyalty our task, providing vital funds to our needy community projects, charities and voluntary organisations, would be much harder. There is a summary of last year's disbursements on the following page, which totalled approx. £13,080.
A very special mention and thanks must go to our Mayfayre 2015 Community Partners: Bradfield Enterprises & College, Bradfield Social Club, Bramley Bakery, Parkers Estate Agents, Performing Rights Society and SITA UK, who are all extremely generous in helping us meet our objectives.
Thanks also to all our loyal and new advertisers in the 2015 programme. We are very grateful and lucky to have such wonderful supporters so we can continue to plan and provide a real "Value for Money" event.
Here's hoping the sun shines on us again and we all enjoy a fantastic afternoon and catch up with friends and neighbours. If anybody would like to join the Mayfayre helpers please speak to any of the 'yellow shirt' brigade. Save the date of Mayfayre 2016 which is 2nd May. Put the date in your diary now! Please enjoy and have a great afternoon!
Jim Balsdon, MBE, Chairman
Entries from 12:30 p.m. and Judging commences 1:30 p.m.
Enquiries to Angela or Ray Willis 0118 974 4872.
Pinewood Gymnastics of Wokingham will be giving a demonstration of their award winning routines.
The Goring Growlers Dog Agility Team will be giving a demonstration and there’s a chance for your dog to have a go afterwards.
Watch the local pigs race. You can name the pigs for the races, and take a bet on the winner!
There will be music from Englefield Primary School Choir, South Berks Concert Band and Bradfield College Staff Brass Quintet.
...there will be a Tag Rugby demo, opening by the May Queen and attendants and Maypole dancing.
We have many games and attractions for a full afternoon of fun! These include:
Climb the Wall
Toss the Bale
Fishing for Ducks
Milk the Cow
St Peters & PTA
Methodist Church and Parish Council
Gigaclear fibre broadband
Bradfield College Sports Complex
To be drawn at 4:00 p.m. Monday 2nd May 2016
50p per Ticket. On sale from our Raffle Stands (next to Beer and Art & Craft tent).
100% of Ticket sales go to support our community and local charities.
We are extremely grateful to our Community Partners and Suppliers who have been so generous and supportive of the Mayfayre.
Bradfield Social Club
Thanks to you, your generosity and support, the following disbursements, totalling £13,664 has been made to our village based organisations, charities and community based projects from the proceeds of the 2015 Mayfayre.
New Church £900
Village Hall NEW £1000
St Peters Nursery £600
John Simmonds Trust £700
Whist Club £300
Luncheon Club £450
Women's Institute £250
Englefield School £350
Sunshine Club £700
Charlie Waller Trust £700
Kaleidoscope Choir £200
Young Farmers £300
Bradfield Cricket Club £1000
Standby Volunteer Group £400
Social Club £1500
Theale Army Cadets £500