May Fair is our annual festival that ritually welcomes Spring. This event engages the students with the larger community and celebrates the spirit in which Waldorf schools nourish and support the child's connection to nature and the seasonal cycles.
May Fair activities range from flower crown making to child-made crafts, music and singing performances, food, and more. The most iconic element of May Fair is the children's maypole dance that evokes community pride and joy, and continues a tradition that was started by celebrants performing in May festivals centuries ago. This year's May Fair will be held on Saturday, May 6th.
Back this year—a marionette show! Current and former Early Childhood faculty will perform Mashenka.
Don't forget to reserve your ticket!
Welcome, Emily Bush!
Emily Bush has joined the WSP admin team as a part-time Event Assistant and will be kicking off her tenure with May Fair. Many of you may know Emily from her work on the PA Grades Garden Project or from her children’s classes—Morning Garden and Sunflower Kindergarten. Welcome, Emily!
Our entire community works together to create this festival as a wonderful way to share the spirit of WSP with the public, to raise funds for the school, and to have a heartwarming experience as a community working together. There are many ways to help!
One important way to help is to donate materials needed for May Fair activities. Below you will find lists of needed materials. All can be dropped off in the front office. All donations valued at $20 can count as 1 hour of volunteer time!
Chocolate Milk Boxes (Horizon Organics)
White Milk Boxes (Horizon Organics)
Baked goods — sign up here
For Fairy Gardens
Recyclable containers (6–8 inches diameter) without holes — ex: to-go containers, plastic plant saucers
Nature items such as pine cones, shells, acorns, special rocks
Gems (can be shipped directly to the school if purchased online)
For May Crowns
stem clippers (marked with name to be returned after May Fair)
Raffia to braid for crowns (see an example here)
For the Toy Raffle
Gently used Waldorf-inspired toys
For the Gear Exchange
Good used condition coats, jackets, gloves, rain pants, snow pants, boots, and shoes