GALLERY: March is again flying the flag - and this year even higher- for a spectacular fun filled day
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MARCH is proud to be the only town in Fenland that flies the flag in celebration of St George’s Day and all things English, and this year’s fayre on Sunday promises to be bigger and better than ever.
The day - which starts with a parade through the town - offers a full day of entertainment and activities, from live bands to boat trips and a fun fair.
After leaving the FE centre a 10.30am, the parade led by the Peterborough Highland Pipe Band will move to the Market Place for the opening ceremony by the Mayor of March, Councillor Jan French .
Three stages throughout the event will be set up to keep the public entertained, with artists including Whittlesey Wind Ensemble, March and District Amateur Operatic Society, Dance Mania, and various school choirs.
Georges’ stage will be entertaining the public with everything from the Pig Dyke Molly morris dancers, to a traditional folk play from March Mummers, and singer-songwriter Bondy.
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March Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Spot the Dragon competition, for under 11s, and there will be lots of children’s activities, including circus skills and a Punch and Judy Show outside the library, and Fossils Galore activities in St Peter’s Church.
A craft fair will be staged in St Peter’s Church hall, and inside March library there will be a children’s craft workshop and children’s art exhibition.
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Fox Narrow Boats are offering half hour boat trips from the town bridge, March Museum will be the venue for a potter’s wheel and a display of March’s heritage is being staged in the Griffin Hotel.
Many local traders are taking part in a St George’s themed window dressing competition, vying to win the Cambs Times Window Dressing Challenge Cup.
There is a £100 prize on offer for a photographic competition, with visitors encouraged to upload their images from the day to Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/StGeorgesFayreMarch).
Free programmes giving full details of the day’s activities are available from the town’s Fenland @ your service shop, town centre businesses, the library and George Campbell leisure centre.