|Notting Hill Mayfest|
at St John's Notting Hill
Saturday 13th May, 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Entrance: Adults £1, children free
A typical village fair in the heart of London! The Notting Hill May Fair has been running for more than 25 years and is known and loved for its traditional village games and stalls, music, Maypole, dancing, fancy dress competition and dog show.
It’s a real family event with a coconut shy, face painting, and a bouncy castle.
Regulars queue outside to be first to browse the fantastic bric-a-brac, second hand books and vintage jewellery stalls – while others make a bee – line for the home-made cakes, jams and marmalade. There’s also a wonderful plant stall and a children’s area selling toys, books and good as new kids’ clothes.
Bring your poodle or pug along to the Dog Show, impress the judges and win a rosette and some treats. Even if you don’t have a dog it’s always worth watching, so grab some food from the barbecue or a drink from the Pimms stall and enjoy the show.
Another extremely popular event is the Fancy Dress parade and the crowning of the May King and Queen. There are prizes for everyone, but judges will be looking out for the most creative homemade costume, as well as other impressive or quirky outfits in both the under-fives and five years and above categories. (Every-one is welcome and there’s no upper age limit!)
After so much excitement, why not relax and enjoy a cream tea with the largest freshly baked scones you will find in Notting Hill, or enjoy our smoked salmon bagels and home-made cakes. You’ll also find charity craft stalls selling unusual and colourful handmade goods, made by people in some of the poorest parts of the world.
The odds are always good on the tombola and the raffle-with fantastic prizes from local businesses including meals at some of Notting Hill’s top restaurants. If you can’t be there on the day, raffle tickets will be on sale beforehand at St John’s Notting Hill – after the 10.30am Sunday service or during the week at Church’s Parish Office.