Hayfield May Queen is back this weekend

The Hayfield May Queen day will have a circus
The Hayfield May Queen day will have a circus

Roll up, roll up... for Saturday’s circus-themed Hayfield May Festival Queen celebrations.

The event, which is still going strong after 91 years, will feature circus skills workshops, magic shows, clowns, face painting as well as everyone’s favourite procession and crowning of the royalty.

Maureen Spiers, committee chairman, said: “It will be a spectacular parade and an afternoon packed with fun and entertainment for everyone.

“The parade will include stilt walkers, fire eaters, circus clowns, acrobats, bag pipe bands, samba bands, Irish dancing troupes, brass bands and decorated floats.”

The festivities on May 12 will start at 11am on the May Queen field.

The carnival parade gets underway at 1.30pm and will make its way through the village to the field arena, where there will be the Cubbins Fair and an afternoon of entertainment featuring displays and music from 2.30pm onwards.

There are also several competitions for villagers that will be judged on the day, including best fancy dress in parade and the best-dressed pub, house and garden.

More events are planned throughout the week including a pet show, children’s disco and fell race.

To round off the event, a quiz will be held on Sunday, May 20 at the Pack Horse pub, where the Grand Prize raffle draw will take place.