Time to enjoy the Mayfest!
It’s time, once again, for the Gloucester Road Central Mayfest, which this year takes place on Saturday May 5, from 10am - 4pm.
This lovely community fair is laid on by Gloucester Road shops and businesses from the top of Pigsty Hill up to the Golden Lion pub (known as Glos Rd Central). Offering food, drink, live music, competitions, creative activities and more there's something for everyone.
Gloucester Road Central Mayfest always coincides with the traditional procession of Jack in the Green and his band of merry musicians and dancers who make their way from the Harbourside up Gloucester Road. They will pass by Gloucester Rd Central at around 3.30pm on the way to Horfield Common when they enact a ritual to release the spirit of summer. The Gloucester Rd Central Mayfest runs from 10am - 4pm so everyone will be welcome to follow the procession up Gloucester Road to the Common.
Sarah Thorp from Room 212 said: “It is the perfect way to meet your neighbours and entertain friends and family. Free activities include biscuit decorating at Joe’s Bakery and creative activities outside Room 212 and Paper Plane. There will be information, quizzes and more with Avon Wildlife Trust, Aid Box Community and other charities.
“Billie Jean makes a welcome return with her Cashmere Event. Enjoy food such as a barbeque outside Giles Butchers and delicious specialities from Venus and Cafe Dream. Xpress Computers will be running a special deals day and t-shirt competition while Osna Therapies will be offering tasters and talks to introduce their new therapies. And don't forget to pick up some Bristol Pounds to spend from the cashpoint at Pearce's Hardware.”
Glos Rd Central traders are very excited that Preserve, a zero waste food store will be opening at 208 Gloucester Road in June and will run a pop up stall at Mayfest. The ethos is to encourage and support people to shop without the need for single use plastic and unnecessary packaging and they'll be stocking a wide variety of wholefoods, non-foods and a special ‘Cool Stuff’ section, offering alternatives to everyday throwable items such as reusable bamboo coffee cups and stainless steel straws!
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