May Fayre fun is for all the family
Bank Holiday Monday, May 3
Roll-up, roll-up and get ready for some super bank holiday fun at the 21st Leighton May Day Fayre.
As usual, the High Street will be closed to traffic on May 3 with an estimated 45 stalls erected along both sides of the road to raise money for charities, schools, youth groups and other good causes.
The west end of the High Street has again been reserved for fairground rides - always a popular attraction with younger visitors - with the traditional helter-skelter overlooking Market Square.
Entertainment by local bands, groups and dance troupes will go on throughout the day and there will be ice creams on sale and several pitches selling refreshments as well as most of the town's cafes and bars opening.
There will also be lots to see and do on the Parsons Close Recreation Ground with more rides and sideshows and clubs showing off their skills and encouraging the crowds to try their hand at such sports as canoeing and archery.
The Lions Club will be running 'Lionel' their train for rides in the grounds of Pulford Lower School and fayre organisers the Rotary Club of Leighton-Linslade hope to be doing a roaring trade with their barbecue stall at the park entrance.
For the third year running, there will be an eliminating round in England's Strongest Man competition with competitors going head to head in heats such as the axle lift and the dreaded Atlas Stones.
They will also be taking on the challenge of a lorry pull in the 'short end' of North Street shortly after the official fayre opening at 10am.
Rotarian Dave Edwards said: "We believe that this is something of a first for the town and quite a spectacle so we hope people will come out early to cheer the competitors on."
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Weather for Leighton Buzzard
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Temperature: 8 C to 14 C
Wind Speed: 17 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 3 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 21 mph
Wind direction: North west