Elie Fayre Day a great success

The Princess reigns – and so did the weather. But that didn’t stop Elie’s 2014 Fayre Day being declared a triumph.

Saturday’s festivities around the Toll Green and the harbour attracted a good-sized and very supportive crowd, although the weather was “wet and warm”, said Fayre Day committee chairman, Peter Wilson.

The Fayre Day entourage in Elie (picture by Mark Rodgers)

The Fayre Day entourage in Elie (picture by Mark Rodgers)

“We had a pretty successful afternoon, considering the damp conditions,” he added. “All the attractions proved to be a big success.”

This year’s Princess, Emma Aston-Barker, and her attendants, Isla Timmermans and Annie Leach, carried out their duties with pride, while visitor numbers remainded impressive throughout the afternoon.

The ‘little dipper’ ride and the rolling inflatable zorb balls were particularly popular, although the Fusion dancers from St Monans unfortunately had to call off, as the ground was too wet for them to perform safely.

A bouncy castle, a magician, and a range of stalls and fairground-type games enhanced the fun, while a wristband service was successfully introduced for the youngsters enjoying the inflatable attractions.

The fire service was in attendance, along with the East Neuk First Responders, who offered training to a number of people in how to use the village defibrillators.

Some of the scarecrows from this year’s Scarecrow Festival, including Postman Pat, a ‘floating voter’ and others in relaxed pose, were on display.

Mr Wilson extended his thanks to all the local organisations and businesses which helped with the preparations and provided prizes and/or support on the day.