Village May Fair

It’s been nearly a year since this here rock-loving city girl moved to a small and entirely lovely village just outside Lincoln. So of course, I’m still finding out new things all the time about what this more… country-fied style of life really has to offer. This weekend, I discovered the Village May Fair. I have to confess, I didn’t expect too much. But it was fabulous!

Intrigued! No idea what to expect...

Intrigued! No idea what to expect…

Wow. They take the party seriously here! (This is the main road through the village!)

Wow. They take the party seriously here! (This is the main road through the village!)

Cake stall!

Cake stall!

Home made jams and chutneys. (Not by me, you gather) We bought some Whisky Marmalade...yum!

Home made jams and chutneys. (Not by me, you gather) We bought some Whisky Marmalade…yum!

Not just a fair... and international fair! #loveitalianfood

Not just a fair… an international fair! #loveitalianfood

Oh. I think I might fancy some of that. *cheers*

Oh. I think I might fancy some of that. *cheers*

Bring on the entertainment! The local majorettes offer a stunning show.

Bring on the entertainment! The local majorettes offer a stunning show.

Band! Love me a good band!

Band! Love me a good band!

Juggling clown ~ it's a 'yes' from me!

Juggling clown ~ it’s a ‘yes’ from me!

Morris dancing!!! Bring it on!

Morris dancing!!! Bring it on!

Yes, with hankies, too! I'm loving this!

Yes, with hankies, too! I’m loving this!

And the ladies, too. (But no, I won't be joining any time soon. Sorry!)

And the ladies, too. (But no, I won’t be joining any time soon. Sorry!)

So we missed the actual dancing around the May Pole but we *did* see it, touch it...and think about it. Next year?

So we missed the actual dancing around the May Pole but we *did* see it, touch it…and think about it. Next year?

I tried to convince OH to have a go but... he refused.

I tried to convince OH to have a go but… he refused.

YES! Boat swings! Quick, quick, let's have a go....

YES! Boat swings! Quick, quick, let’s have a go….

Me. On Swing. "Tonight... I am young!!" LOL

Me. On Swing. “Tonight… I am young!!” LOL

It's a bit small, but I reckon Sophie and Dan would have had a go.

It’s a bit small, but I reckon Sophie and Dan would have had a go.

The boys particularly loved this slide. Alas, I wasn't allowed... #notsoyoungafterall

The boys particularly loved this slide. Alas, I wasn’t allowed… #notsoyoungafterall

Glorious village fair. Well, I'm sold!

Glorious village fair. Well, I’m sold!

And there you have it. The weather was glorious ~ this must have been the hottest Bank Holiday Monday for decades ~ and the fair was fantastic. I’ll look forward to next year.

How about you ~ how did you spend your weekend or Bank Holiday Monday?

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18 responses to “Village May Fair

  1. Ha, big city girl, we’ve converted you to the delights of rural life after all! That describes my life exactly (minus the excellent weather and morris dancing) and I am (surprisingly) enjoying myself lots.

  2. LOL, I know. I guess there’s a time and a place for everything in one’s life, right? But oh, am I losing touch? Nah, probably not. Just adding more experiences to the wild, wonderful and colourful (yes!) tapestry that is my life. Thank you for your lovely comment, Marina!

  3. Aw, young at heart, Nicky, that’s what we are. Love the pics. Sounds like fun was had by all! 🙂 xx

  4. Looks like lots of fun!

  5. Love, love, love village fairs Nicky. We’re lucky to have something similar on the green opposite where we live in the summer. Makes you feel a part of the community 🙂 Thanks for sharing. x

  6. Looks great fun, Nicky, it reminds me of some of the French village fetes. Superb weather too!
    x

  7. What a lovely looking Fair! We had ours too, but not quite got my head around blogging it yet – too busy being mega proud my youngest daughter was May Queen! Oh, pride, fall, I know.

  8. I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s a bit bummed when attractions are age-restricted or marked as adults only! I went to something similar in a village for the Queen’s jubilee last year and had a lovely time. Glad you did too
    BH Monday was spent recuperating with Steve at Clandon Pk in Surrey, in the fresh air, it was just the ticket and then had my first visit back to Guildford since 1997 and I directed him up to Pewley Downs, it was really peaceful, just what I needed xx

    • Well, yeah ~ my goodness, what a scare you’ve had. I’m glad you got a chance to relax and recuperate and take it easy!!! Big hugs. And there’s nothing quite like a proper village fair, I have to confess. I’m a convert to the rural life, it seems, lol. XX Thanks for your lovely comment. 🙂

  9. Heya Nicky,
    Thanks again for helping me get off my bottom to write – here’s our May Day with our little May Queen!
    http://mrscarlielee.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/may-day-monday-6th-may-hornton-oxfordshire/

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