March to celebrate St George’s Day this weekend with annual fayre
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The streets of March will be a melting pot of music, street entertainment and games as hundreds of people pack the town for the seventh St George’s Fayre.
Let your little ones join Knight School or try your hand at racing ducks and circus skills as part of a host of free entertainment around the town.
The fun kicks off when stalls open at 10am on Sunday April 26 and at 10.30 a colourful carnival style parade will wind its way through the town centre ending at the market place.
Throughout the day there is a chance to hold a bird of prey, take a narrow boat trip with Fox’s, or take a tower tour at St Peter’s Church.
A vintage fire engine will be on display and among the stall-lined town centre will be a craft market, fancy dress event, vintage cycles and an art competition.
The March Mummers will perform their short play at 11am under the performance gazebo in the marketplace while at 10.30 and 12.30 there will be a performance by the Highland Band.
At 1pm Ely and Littleport Riot join the street scene. This Fenland women’s morris group perform traditional and original dances in a Border style.
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Pig Dyke Molly are on the Market place at 12.40pm and 1.40pm to dance their 21st century style of Molly dancing, covered from head to toe in black and white.
Award-winning MADAOS are a local musical theatre group who will be on the market place at 3.20pm for a toe tapping show.
Fossils Galore is running free educational prehistoric activities throughout the day while music comes from Once Awake, a five piece, female fronted band from Brandon in Suffolk aged from 14-19 years old.
Visit the market place throughout the day and you will hear choral music from all ages with singers from Burrowmoor and Westwood Junior.
Hereward Harmony will give a performance of barbershop choir at 2.20pm whilie March Youth Theatre:20Twenty Productions will be on the Market Place at 11:40am.
The festival feel starts early on Friday evening with Scores of Fables, Tales and Folklore, who are at March Town Hall on Friday 24 where the Travelling Talesman will tell the tales of St George and his dragon, and other tales from 7.30pm. Tickets, to include refreshments, are £7 (£5 concessions) in advance from Johnson’s Hardware at £8 or £6 on the door.