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Family fun galore at Turriff May Day

Enjoy all the fun of the May Day Extravaganza at Turriff on Monday, May 5

Enjoy all the fun of the May Day Extravaganza at Turriff on Monday, May 5

Turriff will host its annual May Day outdoor extravaganza on Monday, May 5.

After a bumper event last year amid beautiful weather conditions organisers are hoping to once again attract record crowds to the town.

The Family Fun Day is a fantastic day out for the whole family to enjoy. Alongside the many stalls selling a variety of goods there will be entertainment all day, with music provided by the award winning Turriff and District Pipe Band, and Turriff’s own Silver Band also making an appearance.

Local radio station Deveron FM will be there all day to keep everyone “in the mood for dancing”.

Co-coordinator Dolina Mackenzie says: “The Turra Farmers Market will yet again be on hand, making it the ideal time to taste, try and buy some local produce. I am reliably informed that Charlie Bruce will have the BBQ going again this year so you can “Try Before You Buy”.

Other attractions including outdoor stalls will be fun fairs and bouncy castles, you can even recapture those halcion days of your youth and enjoy a candy floss, go on, you know you want to!”

As usual the vintage car display will evoke a bygone motoring age, and local fire-fighters will parade their fire engine. All this along with stalls manned by local Scout and Guide groups who are still fundraising for the new Baden Powell Centre.

Turriff Young Farmers Group will also be there, where better to pick up some fresh veg and home baking.

Dolina adds: “We are, as always, happy to have several charity stalls, among them, Tina, from Fraserburgh, who raises money for Zimbabwean Orphans, the Rotary Club of Turriff, and in light of this years Cancer Research “Race for Life” here in Turriff there will also be a contingent from our local group fundraising, so come along and support them if you can.”

There will be many attractions, among them the 2wit 2woo Owl Rescue Centre fromHuntly, who will be displaying many of their magnificent owls and raptors.

Homecoming Fyvie wil also be in attendance affording you the chance to either reserve or purchase tickets for the many events they have planned from August 28-31 among them being a familiy ceilidh, fiddlers, feast and a Burns Supper.

Tickets are limited so take this advance chance to secure yours.

A first for this year at the May Day event is a climbing wall supplied by Aberdeenshire Council.

Donia says: “Also, for 2014 it is rumoured that we may welcome for the second time to the town, Loki the Newfoundland dog, who worked with the Red Cross.

“Loki will be also be bringing with him a specialist trainer who worked with him before his retiral.”

If it’s fly cup your after then head to Turriff Town Hall (formerly the Municipal Building) where there will be the ever popular Craft Fair and pick up that little something different you’ve been looking for as a birthday gift, watch some crafting demonstrations and then take the weight off your feet for a moment and enjoy a freshly made tea or coffee for a very reasonable fee!

The majority of shops, hotels and restaurants will be open for business and many will have special offers on the day.

 

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