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Singing Cedars plans Mayfaire celebration

May 13, 2014

Singing Cedars, Fairfield’s Waldorf-inspired early education school, welcomes the arrival of spring with its annual Mayfaire celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Aurora Farm.

May Fair is a celebration of May Day, an ancient festival that welcomes the beginning of spring. Singing Cedar’s Mayfaire 2014 has evolved from a celebration for children, into a communitywide affair that seeks to incorporate the live arts and culture in the community.

The event connects the school to the larger community and celebrates the spirit by which Waldorf schools nourish and support the whole child.

Seasonal celebrations and festivals are among humanity’s most ancient and enduring traditions. Festivals give a reprieve from the daily routine and inspire people to celebrate and connect to nature and the seasons. Festivals offer a time to come together and celebrate all the beauty nature has to offer, with food, dance and play.

The family-friendly celebration will include: live Celtic music, Maypole, morris and other traditional dances, crafts and games for children, pony rides, petting zoo, cake walks, a vintage quilt raffle, a silent auction, community weaving project, fishing for geodes and cracking them, organic food, a bake sale including gluten-free and vegan options, obstacle course for children, face painting, a strength contest, and much more.

Singing Cedars Mayfaire has a rain date of May 24.

Entrance tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family of five or more, and can be purchased at the door along with tokens for food and activities. All proceeds support the nonprofit Singing Cedars Program.

Visit the website singingcedars.com.

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