MARCH: Bigger and better St George’s Fayre planned

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The annual St George’s Fayre is bigger and better this year and March is proud to host the celebration of all things English.

The March Chamber of Commerce has this year rallied all its members to ensure its participation in the Fayre is prominent.

The chamber sponsors the “Spot The Dragon Competition” which will see the winning child and their friends invited for an afternoon of fun at Play2Day in Guyhirn and their parents invited for a meal at Georges in March.

On the day of the fayre a £1 fun fair is in Broad street to give the children lots of activities to keep them entertained. There is also a Punch and Judy show outside the library.

This year Fox Narrowboats are taking part with trips down the river for just £2.50.

Local traders in March welcome the fayre as a means of celebrating the relationship they have with their customers and other traders. They have entered into the spirit of the fayre with a window dressing competition.

The parade will be led again by the Peterborough Highland Pipe Band, followed by Farcet Dance & Twirl and other groups and organisations.

Fenland Arts and Twenty Twenty have organised three stages throughout the fayre and various artists will be performing. Georges Stage will be entertaining the public with dancers and singers and finishing with Georges’ own rock jam.

March-based Popcorn TV will be out and about recording the day’s activities, so look out to see yourself.

The St George’s Fayre Committee have this year sponsored a photographic competition, open to all individuals who are invited to upload their images to Facebook (www.facebook.com/StGeorgesFayreMarch). There is £100 in prize money up for grabs for the image that best captures the day.

Images can be taken up to midnight on Sunday, April 21, 2013, and the competition will be judged by professional photographers Rob Morris and Steve Williams with the eye of the Mayor of March Jan French.

The 2013 St George’s Fayre has been steered by Fencraft Fayre, The March Society, FDC, Scouts, Cambridge County Council Fenland Arts, The Rotary Club and March Chamber of Commerce.

Nigel Marsh, landlord of Georges and spokesman for March Chamber, said: “With the weather predicted to be nice it is expected to be an extremely successful 2013 St George’s Fayre. We invite the whole of March to come into town and celebrate our heritage.”