Mon, 31 Aug | Recreation Ground

Festival: Mayflower Family Fun Day: POSTPONED

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Festival: Mayflower Family Fun Day: POSTPONED

Time & Location

31 Aug 2020, 11:00 – 16:00
Recreation Ground, Wilderness Ln, Harleston IP20 9DD

About the Event

This year the festival will have a Mayflower theme.  We will have procession of pupils from the Primary School.  This will be headed by an 18ft scale replica of the famous ship from the Harwich Mayflower Heritage Centre.  After arriving at the Recreation Ground, the pupils will 'board' an outline of the Mayflower ship to show how little space was on the ship.  This will be followed by local people re-enacting the signing of the Compact, the Pilgrims governing principles and foundation of the American Constitution.  There will also be a great variety of craft and gifts stalls.

The day will begin with the traditional procession of cars around the town for all to see.  The cars will them park up on the recreation grounds to be admired throughout the afternoon, with cups presented to the owners of the winning cars at the end of the show.  Owners have the opportunity to compete in a driving skills competition during the afternoon.

There will be food and drink, a beer tent, with loads of entertainment for the children including mini waltzers, megaslide and an assault course.