St George's Fayre
The annual St George's Fayre in March will take on a different format this year due to the £multi-million transformation of the town centre.
This year, St George's Festival will take place on Sunday 23rd April 2023.
St George's Fayre is a well established and much loved annual event held in the town of March Cambridgeshire. Since 2008 the number of traders and attractions has grown year on year and for this thanks must go to all those who have worked hard to create an exciting line up and for the kind sponsorship from local businesses and March Town Council.
2023 event will look a little different but we hope to still deliver an enjoyable festival. In particular, we would like to bring a spotlight to the arts, whether it be music, dance, visual arts or spoken word. There will be a programme of activities throughout the month of April for the whole community to get stuck in!
We invite you to help create a St George's Dragon on Saturday 15th April at March Community (FE) Centre, which will be paraded through West End Park as part of the festival on Sunday 23rd April. A local artist will be showing groups how to make the scales of the dragon using screen printing. We hope that the finished product will be a true reflection of the groups that we have in Fenland and will be the focal point of St George's Parade for year's to come. Of course no Dragon 'March' will be complete without music, there will be free music sessions too.
We are also working with schools to create dragon puppets which can be waved alongside St George's Dragon and will form part of a large community art installation.
March Library will host interactive art sessions on Sunday 23rd April throughout the day along with a live outdoor music stage and a range of arts, crafts, gifts and produce stalls in the surrounding area Visitors can indulge in some delicious street food too. As the programme develops we will update our Facebook page.
Lots more details also available via: St George's Festival 2023 - details and dates
If you would like to book a stall, please follow the guidance on our events page.
Plan your journey
If you're travelling by car, free parking is available in City Road and Darthill Road car parks. Please note that there is no access to Brewin's Chase which will be closed for the event.
If you're coming by train, March station is just a 20 minute walk from the event. It has good links with Peterborough, Ely and Cambridge.
Many people choose to walk or cycle to the event. Please note that once you arrive, cycling is not permitted in the event area.
Who makes it happen
St George's Fayre is one of the 'Four Seasons' events that take place in Fenland's market towns each year.
We deliver it alongside a committee of volunteers and with support from March Town Council. Many community organisations in March have contributed to the event's success over the years. These include March Library, March Town Councillors, March Community Centre, Market Place Creative People and Places, March Museum, March Society, Churches Together, The Rotary Club and many more.
We would like to thank everyone involved in the Fayre; your support has been invaluable.
If you would like to contribute to the event, e.g. through sponsorship, volunteering or promotions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org