May Faire


Friday April 30, 2021

For the health and safety of our community, the May Day Faire this year will be a closed event with attendance limited to our students. The students will celebrate on campus Friday, April30th during school hours. The class cohorts will remain separate during the celebration, and the graduating 8th grade class will present the usual ribbon dances around the May Pole. 8th grade parents are invited to observe the celebration from a socially safe distance. We wish all members of our community could join us for this most joyous of celebrations. Videos and photos of the day's festivities will be shared with our parent community in the weeks after.

Past Celebrations

May Faire is a festive celebration of spring filled with flowers and song. May Faire at Davis Waldorf School is always held on the first Saturday in May and features festive music, arts and crafts, games and activities, food, a puppet show, a petting zoo and vendors offering unique items.  Kindergarten students search for and find the members of the Royal Court (usually DWS alumni) and all students participate in the May Faire procession.  Students of the eighth grade, clothed in all white, perform traditional May Pole dances with colorful ribbons.  They are accompanied by live, traditional music performed by the 7th grade and others.  Attended by as many as 500 community members, it is a beautiful way to welcome in Spring. 

Maypole procession and dance is held rain or shine!  Please plan to walk, bike or bus as parking is limited. Overflow parking is available at Davis Christian Assembly, 3030 Sycamore Lane.  Entrance to the Faire is free. 

Activities and Events


 

Garland Making and Hair Braiding 
This is the place to start! We provide supplies free-of-charge to create beautiful garlands for children and adults.  We will have helping hands ready to assist with hair braiding and garland making. Delicious bakery items will also be available.

 

 


The Maypole Procession
Students from each grade follow the Royal Court to the maypole
and perform various musical, dance and ceremonial numbers.

Our graduating class of eighth grade students, dressed in white, then skip
through the petal-strewn path to the maypole. 

Our first and second grade students weave through the eighth grade students,
who then begin a series of breathtaking and intricate traditional maypole dances.

The procession and dances are accompanied by music and song
from our fourth through seventh grade students. 

The maypole dance is a lovely sight and a touching rite of passage for
our graduating class of eighth grade students.




Games and Activities for Children & Parents
*Garland Making  *Face Painting  *Petting Zoo  *Sleeping Giant  *Live Music  *Giant Bubbles
*Contra Dancing  *Storm the Castle Bean Bag Toss *Jump Rope Making  *Pocket Person Prizes 
*Royal Palace Garden *Puppet Show *Pillow Jousting *Zip Line *Sack Races * Tug of War
*Archery *Fencing Demo* Double Dutch Jump rope
 


 

Schedule of Events 2019

 
Time Event
9:00 am   Bakery opens with coffee and treats. Vendors open. Garland making and hair braiding begins. Pocket Person will be roaming the grounds with prizes in the pockets of their cape for $1  
10:00 am   Maypole Procession Begins 
11:00 am   All games and activities begin and Lunch Cafe opens 
11:30 am-12:00 pm   First showing of puppet show "The Moss Green Princess," a South African tale, presented by our 7th graders in the Multi Purpose Room ($3 presale/$5 door) 
11:45 am   Sack Races (Race 1)  
12:00-12:30 pm   Davis Waldorf Fiddlers  
12:30 am-1:00 pm   Second showing of puppet show "The Moss Green Princess," a South African tale, presented by our 7th graders in the Multi Purpose Room ($3 presale/$5 door) 
12:45 pm   Sack Races (Race 2)  
1:30-2:00 pm   Contra Dancing accompanied by live fiddle music from the Davis Waldorf Fiddlers!  Contra dancing is for all ages and is led by a caller guiding the dancers in simple and joyful steps. No experience or partner required, fun will be had by all who join in!
2:00 pm   Grand Finale: Parents vs. Children in Tug of War (end of Faire)