VIDEO:Ifield May Fayre celebrates 25th anniversary

Ifield’s 25th bank holiday fayre attracted one of the biggest crowds the event has seen.

A sun-bathed crowd of more than 3,500 people was treated to a huge range of entertainment at the Ifield May Fayre on Monday (May 6).

jpco-8-5-13 Ifield May Fayre 2013 (Pic by Jon Rigby)

jpco-8-5-13 Ifield May Fayre 2013 (Pic by Jon Rigby)

There were performances by many local groups including Strobe Function band, Deb’s Egyptian Belly Dancers, St Margaret’s school choir and Maypole dancers, NTC Glorious, Copthorne Silver Band and Pirouette Performers.

Children were introduced to some reptiles provided by TomTalking Reptiles and pony rides were provided by Sandra Harker’s Riding School.

A parade containing NTC Superb, St Margaret’s School and 2nd Ifield Scouts, travelled from St Margaret’s School to The Ifield Barn Arts Centre.

This year’s May Fayre Queen, Kathryn Doggett, 14, from Ifield, lead the procession and the Queens from previous years followed her float in celebration of the 25th anniversary.

Graham Plunkett, from the Fayre’s organisation committee, said: “It was probably on of the biggest crowds we have had. We were swamped for most of the day.

“It was very pleasing for us to see so many people out and all the signs were that every body had a good time.”