A fun family day out, come rain or shine, well supported by residents of Walton-on-the-Hill and the surrounding areas of Tadworth, Kingswood and Epsom.
Walton on the Hill May Pageant
Walton-on-the-Hill May Pageant Day & Fayre begins early in the morning when the local shopkeepers and residents on the Procession Route decorate their premises to the Procession Theme.
We all assemble outside The Blue Ball and the colourful Procession sets off for the Fayre Green at 2pm, led by the fancy dress ponies followed by the tractor carrying the May Queen and her Attendants.
Many groups take part in the Procession to the Fayre Green including The Town Crier, local schools and clubs plus other attractions such as the Harley Davidson bike club, Vintage Ambulance, Henry Shrimpton's Vintage Fire Engine and Epsom Fire Brigade.
On arrival at the Fayre Green the TS Glorious Band lead the new May Queen into the Arena for the Crowning Ceremony while the local press take photographs.
After the crowning the Arena Programme begins, this year (2014) comprising: Maypole Dancing by the 1st Walton on the Hill Brownie Pack, performances by the Pom Pom Cheerleaders, Bramley School Singers, Pipsqueaks Dance, a Fun Dog Show, the Raffle Draw and, finally, Omni Terrier Racing - see the pictures here.
Outside the Arena the Fayre is in full swing with Craft and Charity Stalls, refreshments (tea tent, BBQ and beer tent, ice cream vans, sweet crepe van, candy floss, popcorn and chips), entertainment (free face painting, roundabout rides, Rifle Range, Western Town, Pony Rides to name only a few), and, not forgetting, the portable loos!