Something for eveyone at Monifieth Mediaeval Fair

Preparations are well under way for this year’s Monifieth Medieval Fair. The Fair is a community event aimed at families with a whole host of attractions to suit young and old.

The idea behind the event is to re-enact within a modern perspective the activities that took place in the original St Rule’s fair which was held twice annually in 16th century Monifieth.

So there will be entertainment, an opportunity to buy and sell, time for a chat with neighbours and friends, and a chance to for the various community groups within Monifieth to exhibit their activities.

The concept is being extended this year from the traditional one-day format, and will include several events during the week prior to the Fair itself, which takes place on Sunday, June 16.

The week starts with the Shop Windows Guessing Contest, which is being organised and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Monifieth and District.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings will see a seven-a-side football tournament. There are two age groups: nine years and under and 11 years and under. Entry forms will be available from schools and clubs. Further details of the competition may be obtained from Alastair Robertson: maggie.robertson@tesco.net .

To get you in the party mood, The Vault is offering music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

The Fair itself will feature wonderful displays of dance by youngsters from the Wilma Tolmie dance school, the River Valley Stompers will be putting their best feet forward in a display of line dancing, Lisa Linton will be presenting Zumba with a chance to participate, and there will once again be a performance of exotic Egyptian dancing.

Live music will be provided by the Boys’ Brigade Pipe-Band, the Cutting Edge Ceilidh Band and local band, the 4Real Community Group.

The bonnie baby competition is always popular and will feature again this year. Age groups are under months, six to 12 months and one to two years. It will be held in the lounge of the Crown Inn at 2 p.m.

The Fancy Dress contest caters for two age groups, seven years and under and eight to 12 years. There is a special prize for the best home-made costume.

And there’s special contest for our four-legged friends, in the Exempt Dog Show, with all the usual categories.

If you wish to see what Lady Luck has in store for you, then visit the resident fortune teller who will read your future via the Tarot cards.

A fair would not be complete without stalls