The Stoke sub Hamdon May Fayre, held on the second May Bank Holiday every year, has become a calendar event in the local area and continues to get better every year. It is held in the National Trust Priory Grounds, making full use of the beautiful 15th century Tithe Barn, and the Memorial Hall Recreation Grounds, and the two sites combine to provide a very safe traffic free area in the centre of the village for the event.
There is a dedicated band of volunteers on the committee who work throughout the year to organise the event and make it happen. Also, on the day, lots of volunteers turn up to help to set up, direct traffic, problem solve in order to make the day a huge success and they are there at the end to take down and clear up. A long day for all concerned, but one that puts the spirit of Stoke sub Hamdon on the map.
We would like to thank the National Trust and the Memorial Hall Trust committee for the use of their facilities in the centre of the village and Castle Farm that provides us with a field nearby for the car parking.
The May Fayre is an amazing success for the community and is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the volunteers and the spirit of the community.