A riot of colour and fun for the ninth St George’s Fayre in March

St Georges Fayre, March. Picture: Steve Williams.

St Georges Fayre, March. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A riot of colour, music and fun hit the streets of March when the town played host to the ninth St George’s Fayre.

The 9th St George's Fayre parade

The 9th St George's Fayre parade - Credit: Archant

The traditional parade kicked off a day of stalls, circus skills entertainment, fun fair rides, food and music which was enjoyed by hundreds of people who turned out to enjoy the celebration.

Alongside on the river bank were boats bedecked in flags to celebrate the annual festival.

Mayor councillor Rob Skoulding said: “It was the best turn out yet. It gets better and better every year.

“I would like to thank everyone who joined the parade and special thanks to all the volunteers who give up their day so everybody else in the community had a fun time and a thank you to Gary Tustin who was MC for the day.

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“The boat trip down the river was a brilliant success.

“The stalls were very professional, the fun fair outstanding and all the shops went the extra mile to create a perfect day.”

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A total of £560 was made for Cllr Skoulding’s Defibrillator For All stall.

Councillor Jan French said there were 150 pitches in what proved to be the biggest event yet: “Community spirit was wonderful and we had more people than ever before,” she said.

“The first fayre was in 2007. It has been fantastic to see how year on year the event has grown.”

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