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...

What to look forward to in 2012

In no particular order, the acts confirmed to date are (subject to possible change):

Tree Stage

Foxtrot Oskar - Electro funk pop (Wivenhoe)
Jay and the friend - Funk, hip hop and blues (Wivenhoe)
Brainstorm Wednesday - Acoustic guitar duo (Wivenhoe)
Hobo Chang - original roots, reggae, soul and funk (Wivenhoe)
Animal Noise - Battered and beaten flamenco punk (Colchester)
Buddy Lee Dickens - Country punk, root beer swillin' music (Colchester)
Lou Terry - Singer songwriter (Wivenhoe)
Surfquake - Original surf sounds (Wivenhoe/Colchester)
Mike Trim & Josh Doherty - African harp (kora) and acoustic guitar (Wivenhoe)
Greg Blackman - Piano blues (Colchester)
Dead Cannons - Electro rock (Colchester)

Sunrise Stage

Natasha Robertson - Captivating Singer songwriter (Wivenhoe)
Lucy Sampson - Singer songwriter armed with ukulele & cahon
The Band of Fools- European/gypsy music on accordion, violin, bouzouki, trumpet, double bass & cajon (Wivenhoe)
Snake Oil - Swampy, acoustic blues (Colchester)
Sleeper Cell - Country blues with a dark edge
The Medlars - Outstanding folk (Colchester)
Rhonda Merrick and the All-British Potluck Band- Original blues, funk and soul (Mersea)
Solko - Saxophone driven soul & funk rhythms and dub grooves.

The Open Mic Stage was a great hit last year so, if you want to play, sign up early with the open mic crew as soon as the festival opens at noon.

The ever popular Sunset Cycle-Powered Cinema will once again be showcasing the work of local film makers. A full programme will be announced soon.

May Fair friends by Jon Chamberlain