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Covent Garden May Fayre Online

FOR the first time in 45 years The Annual Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival has had to be cancelled.

This historic event celebrates the first recorded sighting of Mr Punch in 1662 in the Diary of Samuel Pepys “within the rayles of Covent Garden”.

The Festival, which sees Punch & Judy Professors and Puppeteers gather to perform in the garden of St Paul’s Church, is always held on the second Sunday in May and this year was scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 10.

However, because this highly enjoyable occasion is so popular, a Special Online Festival will be created with shows, exhibitions and interviews which may be viewed on Sunday, May 10 at and

There are also videos of previous May Fayres if you search on Google for Punch and Judy Covent Garden Videos Online.