Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival

Things to do, Festivals St Paul's Church, Covent Garden , Covent Garden Sunday May 14 2017 Free
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Punch and Judy fans of all ages will love this family puppet festival

The annual Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival (which celebrates its 42nd anniversary in 2017), brings together Punch and Judy professors from around the country for a day of jolly old-fashioned fun. The grand procession at 11am is led by a brass band, and culminates with a birthday toast to Mr Punch, who was first seen by Samuel Pepys 355 years ago on the day.

Mr Punch also takes pride of place in the pulpit during the special church service at noon, and the afternoon (12.30pm-5.30pm) will be filled with puppet shows and workshops, folk music, maypole dancing, clowns and refreshments provided by the Food Chain who are raising funds for Londoners living with HIV. Admission is free.


Venue name: St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Address: Bedford Street
Transport: Rail: Charing Cross; Tube: Covent Garden/Leicester Square
Price: Free
Event phone: 020 7375 0441
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Andreza C

I have been there the last two years and although the weather as not the best , all parents should take they children there ! It is fun, informative and my so. Just love it !!!

Gina K


The professors, the clowns and the Maypoleancers were full of life and enthused both young and old.