Community gets set for May Fair on Green

April 26 2014

THOUSANDS of fair-goers are expected to flock to Redland Green at the beginning of May for, what is set to be, the biggest free community event in the area.

THOUSANDS of fair-goers are expected to flock to Redland Green at the beginning of May for, what is set to be, the biggest free community event in the area.
The Redland May Fair, which is being held on Early May Bank Holiday Monday, was established in June 1977 by a group of local mums.
The event has helped raise thousands of pounds for charity over the years, with around £2,5000 being donated to St Peter's Hospice last year.
Many local charities, groups and schools also have stalls to do their own fundraising.
This year, the May Fair collection will go to 're:new – Building for community', Redland Parish Church’s project to demolish the older church halls on Redland Green and build a new complex of halls in their place.
The parish has set an ambitious fundraising target of £1.7 million.
Over a hundred stalls will be set up at this year’s fair. There will also be a host of live music from groups including PanSonic Steel Pan Band, Redland Wind Band and Bristol Samba; as well as children’s entertainment; swingboats; and morris dancing. Refreshments will be available in the church hall, the bowling and tennis clubs, and on the green.
The May Fair will take place on May 5, running from 1-5pm.

May Fair 2013