Ross on Wye May Fayre Saturday 12th May

The Ross-on-Wye MAY FAYRE Saturday the 12th of May, will be a day to remember and not to be missed if you go into Ross-on-Wye Town Centre. The Town will be host to a full day of entertainment, excitement, wonderful food, shopping delights and real community spirit in action. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy a very special day. The May Fayre, a new community event organised by the Association of Ross Traders and community volunteers, will begin at 10am and continue throughout the day till 5pm. The main streets of Ross will be closed to traffic and pedestrianised.Through traffic can still flow around the Town Centre, and stewards will direct visitors to parking areas, disabled parking areas, and overflow parking areas. Residents are advised if possible, to leave their cars at home and walk into Town, or take a taxi to the Town Centre. Several Town Centre roads will be closed from 6am to 7pm. May Fayre event programmes will be available in local shops prior to the event, and on the day at the Fayre itself, at a cost of only £1. The event programme will detail what will be happening, where and at what time. There will be something for everyone. Dozens of market stalls will be on many streets selling crafts, gifts, and all manner of food, hot and cold. Local shops, cafes and businesses will also be able to show how much Ross has to offer in quality, diversity and a warm welcome on the day, with many cafes putting tables out in the street, for people to relax and enjoy a bite as they take in the joy of the day. Five entertainment areas will provide a continuous programme of entertainment across the whole Town Centre. There will be music of all sorts, from solo and duet performances, to larger bands, covering medieval music to blues and jazz, folk and modern styles. Singers and dancers, Morris men and majorettes, bagpipes to hurdy gurdys, there will be a feast of music for all tastes. A special children’s entertainment area will feature Punch and Judy shows, face painting, balloon twisting, drumming workshops, magic shows, and storytelling. There will be a superb classic car exhibition. Fantastic street theatre will perform shows at entertainment areas, or delight people in the streets as they walkabout, performing their acts. You will need an event programme to ensure you don’t miss out on the things you really want to see. Most bands and performers will perform several times, in order that you can watch several things without missing something else. There will even be an open mic stage for local talent to show off their skills, be they singers, dancers, poets or musicians, and called the Ross has got talent stage. To book a slot on stage or a market stall, contact David MacGregor the Event Organiser/Chairman of ART at It’s a day Ross can showcase all it has to offer, and remind residents and visitors just what a special and unique Town Ross is, and provide a day full of fun, laughs, great food, fantastic sounds and amazing sights. It will truly be a day not to be missed. So make a date in your diary, get down to Ross Town Centre on Saturday the 12th of May. It’s going to be a cracker, and if the sun shines too, that will the cherry on top.

If you are coming to stay at the Wilton Court  to visit the Ross on Wye May Fayre we will have programmes for sale at reception.

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