The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Cricket added to medieval fair

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Monifieth’s annual Medieval Fair and Gala Week has a major new event this year.

On Sunday the first DuneFest Cricket Tournament will take place on the town’s beach, featuring teams from Forfarshir­e Cricket Club and Angus.

Throughout the gala week, which begins on Friday, there will be a wine-tasting event, pool and dominoes competitio­ns, children’s beach art, a beach hunt, a karaoke evening and a quiz night.

As always the week culminates with the medieval fair on Father’s Day, June 19.

The Knights of Monymusk are the stars of the show, and, as well as putting on performanc­es in the main arena, they will also be setting up an encampment with archery, fortune telling, a weapons tent and demonstrat­ions.

The beer tent will be making a return to the fair, as will the Lowland Games, when rival pub teams battle it out in tug o’ war, shot-putting and wellie-boot throwing competitio­ns.

There will also be a marquee dedicated to craft stalls, music on three stages, and public events include a bonnie baby competitio­n, a children’s fancy dress competitio­n and a dog show.

The community in Monifieth dates back from the time when Christiani­ty was introduced to the area by St Regulus or St Rule from St Andrews.

A fair was duly establishe­d in his honour.

For more informatio­n, see the Facebook page.

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