May Faire


Saturday, May 4, 2019 9 a.m.-2.p.m.

Davis Waldorf School invites you to celebrate Spring at our annual day of games, food, festivities, and a traditional maypole dance. 
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. Families can buy pre-sale unlimited game tickets in the office for only $5 or $10 at the door. Puppet Show is $5 at the door ($3 advance). Jump Rope Making is $5. Pocket Person goodies are $1.  These events tend to sell out every year so reserve your spot by buying in advance.

Activities and Events


 

Garland Making and Hair Braiding 9 a.m.
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 10 a.m.
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 11 am-2 pm
*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
 


 


Food

A bakery with delicious baked goods for the most discerning sweet tooth will be offered. Fresh coffee, lemonade and tea will be available in the morning and throughout the day.   Yummy and nutritious lunch is available from the 6th Grade Lunch Cafe. This is a fundraiser for their eight grade trip.  Please bring your own reuseable plates and silverware so we can cut down on waste for this lovely event! 

Vendors

Global Good Fair Trade
Global good promotes non-profit organizations that support world artists throughout their fair trade practices. Global features products from Ghana, Haiti, Uganda, Columbia, Guatemala and Nepal. http://www.globalgoodfairtrade.com/

Sew Creations
Colorful, one-of-a-kind treasures. Home-sewn aprons, doll clothes, prairie dresses and bonnets, microwave heating pads, potholders, hats. Aprons for the entire family!

Copper Grasshopper
 

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)