Wivenhoe May Fair

Wivenhoe May Fair

12-6pm Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2010

12-6pm Saturday 26 May 2012

Welcome to the Wivenhoe May Fair website


The Wivenhoe May Fair returns on 12-6pm Saturday 26 May 2012 to the King George V Playing Fields in Wivenhoe, Essex.

Full details here...
The May Fair 2012 will be raising money for:

Friends of Russ Foundation


East Anglian Childrens Hospice

Colchester and Tendring Womens Refuge

Colchester Night Shelter

Colchester CAB

Wivenhoe Helping Hands

Transition Town Wivenhoe


Open Road - SOS bus project

Please give generously on the day as it makes a big difference to these local charities.

More about the May Fair charities...

Getting involved in the May Fair

While sunshine certainly adds to the atmosphere on the day, the true key to the May Fair's success is the community spirited volunteers who have run the event for the last 29 years.

Putting on over a dozen bands on two music stages is a logistical feat in itself, but when you add organising the very popular cycle-powered cinema tent, market stalls, beer tent and healing area, the people power required quickly increases.

Without this dedicated army of riggers, stewards, bar people and litter pickers it just wouldn't be possible to stage a fund raising event of this scale, which has raised nearly £35,000 for charities since 2000. And we need more willing hands for 2012.

Being part of the team is great fun and helps to support the charities. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who could spare a couple of hours or more on the day.

If you would like to help with the event or your business can offer its services please get in contact.

The main tasks are:

  • Stewarding
    2 hour shifts making sure the day runs smoothly
  • Recycling
    1 hour shifts helping to recycle
  • Bar
    1 or 2 hour shifts helping run the bar
  • Donation collection
    May fairies and pixies who help collect money for charity
  • Construction
    Working over the weekend to build up and break down the event

It's a lot of fun being involved in the May Fair (otherwise we wouldn't do it) and really rewarding to be involved in such a great community event.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact us on info@wivenhoemayfair.com.

Performing at the May Fair

The May Fair is a free festival run by volunteers with all the funds we raise going to charity so we cannot offer artists a fee.

Main Stage - booking@wivenhoemayfair.com

Acoustic Stage - booking@wivenhoemayfair.com

Anything else? - info@wivenhoemayfair.com

You might also like to check out our MySpace profile and add yourself as a friend or do the Facebook thing.