THE fun of the May Fayre is returning to Headless Cross Community Orchard this bank holiday weekend.

Festivities which will start from 11am on May 1, include traditional Maypole dancing from Headless Cross brownies, accompanied by Arrow Valley Brass band.

Visitors will be invited to take part in the Headless Cross May Fayre Scarecrow Competition and browse various stalls set up by small local businesses, and community interest groups.

There will also be traditional games, homemade vegetarian and vegan soups, a barbecue with meat from local producers and cider from Tardebigge as well as Headless Cross Orchard varieties.

Richard Weaver will be giving a pole lathe demonstration, showing traditional wood skills, and there will be new orchard art by Liz Jennings to be unveiled by town Mayor Joe Baker.

The Human Fruit Machine is also set to make an appearance.

Orchard volunteer Neil Marsh said: "This looks set to be the best May Fayre event so far, come along for a great day out for young and old alike."