Monifieth Medieval Fair and Gala Week
Gala Week Sunday commences 11th June
The Medieval Fair takes place on Sunday 18th June
Concept of the Fair.
Some years ago it was felt that there was a need for large annual community event encompassing all ages and interests. The idea was suggested that we establish a Fair based on the event held each year when Monifieth was young - the middle ages. This fair, known then as St Rules Fair, or Trewell’s Fair was traditional in that it offered stalls to buy and sell food, materials, and provide entertainment for local people. Our Fair has the same idea but has been brought up to date; we don’t sell live hens and ducks.
HELP! WE URGENTLY NEED ADDITIONAL FUNDING.
This year’s event will not go ahead unless we can raise additional funds to cover our shortfall currently standing at £1500.We are hoping that this Crowd-Funding appeal could raise up to £750 which would then be matched by Angus Council’s Community Grants Scheme. We could then plan this year’s event.
CAN YOU HELP?
The Fair itself.
On Sunday 18th June 2017, we are expecting up to 3000 people to attend the Event. Our visitors come from all over Angus and beyond with the residents of the two caravan parks eagerly looking forward to attending again this year.
So what’s going on at the Fair?
We have the Haar Society from Auchmithie with their Fisher Wedding Re-Enactment, Fly-Ball dog agility competition, Knights of Monymusk Medieval camp and Display, Beer Tent, Tea-tent with Bingo, Childrens’ Races in the arena, Dog Show, Craft Marquee, Food-stalls, and entertainment from local music and dance groups on the main stage.
So what’s going on during the Gala Week?
We have Beach Cricket, Sand-Castle and beach art competitions, Quiz Night, Open Door Festival, Darts and Domino competitions, Monifieth Historical and Nature Walks.
We started off life in the town centre. It’s amazing who drops in for something for tea.
Fun at the Fair.
Who Takes Part
All community groups take part one way or another, with planning and preparation, help on the day or manning stalls.Young people from the local groups entertain with dance displays, singing and playing in the pipe-band.
Our initial venue, MonifiethTown Centre was a busy site, but had little room for expansion, witness the photo below.
A Medieval Welcome for the Provost.
Action from Previous Years
Monifieth Boys Brigade Pipe-Band
Highland Dancers Wecome the Earl of Monifieth
Irish Dancers Perform a Jig
Knights of Monymusk Preparing to Repel Intruders
Fetching the Ball