THE annual festival everyone in the town looks forward to. Held on the first Thursday of May, summer is welcomed into the town. With festivities including the procession of attendants and crowning the May Queen, maypole dancing, Round The Tree race, carnival, fun fair and a full-to-the-brim calendar of events. The Mayfair tradition that it is today is said to have dated from the 1550s and is a must-see. Come and see for yourself, the strength of the community spirit, the joy on peoples’ faces and the rich culture we have here in Great Torrington.