Avon Village Faire and Market Day
Shakespeare has many a thing to answer for, other than being born in a place called Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564 that is. Today people always seem to associate the town and rivers names with old english dress, knights and the performing arts.
Victoria has a country town called “Stratford”and a River called Avon nearby.They also have a Avon Village Faire and Market Day
Each year there is a Village Fair Day with which the town utilizes to bring the towns people and others together. As April the 23rd is Shakespeare’s birthday, and death, then as close to the day as possible the festivities are planned for.
For weeks before hand there are practices and performances. The whole town and community are brought into this Faire.Some are saying that even the Haggis was good this year.
Things that the public see at the festival include:
The Maypole Dances – performed by Sales 545 Primary school.
Kiss My Ass [ a photo shoot stunt]
Medieval Period dress.
Plays in the Mechanics hall.
The Court Thespians performing A classic piece of MacBeth.
Bravehearts [ an Australian Shakespeare Company”}
In-Step Dance School
Unicyclist and juggler.
Singers, poets… the list goes on. Added to this there are also a great variety of market stalls.
A market that needs to be like a Medieval market
When setting up their stalls the marketers are asked to make the frontage appearance as close to the original ‘time warp’ festivals as possible.
Plans are underway for the #PopCorn4U trailer to be as Medieval as practical. Although the trailer’s colouring is Pink what shall the public see when the Shakespeare festival rolls around next year? Since we cannot blend in then we shall stand out. Being like the colourful things that live in the woods.
Come and see what there is to see for yourself.
To the top again: To go to Stratfords Shakespare Festival