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...

Wivenhoe May Fair returns!
12-6pm Sat 26 May 2012

Where else but Wivenhoe's May Fair could you get to hear rocking indie bands sharing the stage with an African Kora and some of the finest vocalists in East Anglia?

To celebrate its 30th anniversary the May Fair will be bringing in some of the best and most eclectic local talent on Saturday, 26 May when it stages this year's free community arts and music event.

Aimed at all ages, this year's family friendly charity fund raiser will bring back some of the highlights of its past and promises to be a fantastic afternoon. To celebrate 30 years of promoting peace and love, the organisers are asking festival goers to "fancy their dress" in a 70s vibe with funky flares, glamorous glitter and fabulous flowers. There will be plenty of opportunity (and encouragement) for attendees to glam up when they arrive from the many vintage clothes stalls.

Coming to the Fair? Please read this:

The entire King George V playing field is effectively a licensed venue for the event. Over 18's will be allowed to bring their own alcoholic drinks into the May Fair venue but security reserve the right to confiscate any amounts that are clearly not for reasonable personal consumption. Glass containers are not allowed on the field.

Security may also refuse entry if you are already drunk or if there is reasonable suspicion that your alcohol will be consumed by under 18's.

The May Fair bar helps fund the event and will be selling local real ale, as well as chilled cans.

Please also keep dogs on leads at all times. Fires and BBQs are not allowed.

Please remember that most of the people working for the May Fair are volunteers so give them respect if they ask for your cooperation in operating a fun and safe May Fair.

Travel info:

Please do not drive to the May Fair!

Below are times for public transport however we recommend you check times with operators before travelling as services may be subject to short term delays or cancellations.

Train times

Trains from Colchester Town
11:07 and at the same time past each hour

Trains from Colchester North
11:18 and 11:56 and at the same time past each hour

Trains from Clacton
11:05 and the same time past each hour

Trains from Wivenhoe to Colchester Town
12.32 and the same time past each hour until 18:32

Trains from Wivenhoe to Colchester North
12:24 and 12:32 and the same time past each hour until 18:32

Trains from Wivenhoe to Clacton
12:26 and the same times past each hour until 18:26

Go to www.nationalrail.co.uk for more info.


Route 61 leaves Colchester High Street every 20 minutes from 11:29
Route 62 leaves Colchester High Street every 20 minutes from 11:19
Route 78X leaves Colchester High Street every hour from 11:38
Route 78X leaves Brightlingsea every hour from 10:55

On your way home;
Route 61 leaves from outside the Co-op to town at 07, 27 and 47 past each hour until 17:27 and then 17:48, 18:08 and 18:26.
Route 62 leaves from outside the Co-op to town at 17, 37 and 57 past each hour until 18:37
Route 78X leaves from outside the Co-op to town every hour at 13 minutes past & to Brightlingsea at 57 past the hour until 17:57.


There is no parking at Wivenhoe May Fair and police and parking enforcement officers will be in Wivenhoe on the day. So we really do urge you to walk, cycle or use public transport.

If you have no choice then please do not park on any main roads (Belle Vue Road or The Avenue) as this causes serious congestion. Do not attempt to park beyond The Co-op as the narrow streets cannot cope with heavy traffic.

Get involved with this year's May Fair.

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