People came from the local area to enjoy the food, fun and festivities. For 2014, we are publicising the Festival even more widely and are planning for it to be bigger and better than last time!
This year from midday there will be over 100 stalls, many with interesting products on sale, others where you can try your luck at winning a prize.The Festival is held in the heart of Belmont Village and stretches from the main shopping area (Station Road), through the grounds of St John’s Church and into the park adjacent to Belmont Rise. The event will be widely publicised and will attract residents from all over the south of the Borough.
The Festival is intended primarily as a family fun day out for local residents, as well as a fund-raising event for our local charity, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Entry to the Festival is free, but please try out all the stalls and if you have enjoyed your day, make a donation to one of the collectors as you leave.
There will be a veritable extravaganza of activities and events to entertain all the family. All the fun features from 2012 will be back plus several new ones, including live music and dance shows on the main stage, numerous side stalls, a street market, a licensed beer tent and food for all the family.
We hope that people will come to the Festival for Sunday lunch and to enjoy the many attractions on offer.
Music will be provided throughout the event by the Radio Marsden DJs, with guest appearances by live music and dance acts performing on the Radio Marsden Stage.
In addition, there will be entertainment for our younger visitors in the Children’s Arena and, for those of you wanting a bit of peace and quiet, you can relax listening to live music in the Tea Rooms while you feast on home made cakes. The Bandstand, alongside the ever popular Beer Tent, means you will have live entertainment while drinking your beer or sipping your Pimms.
For those of you looking for something substantial to consume, there will be a Barbeque offering a range of hot food as well as other several other foodstalls selling a variety of hot and cold dishes. Local Belmont restaurants will also be open offering a buffet style menu outside their premises.
If you want even more fun, there will be lots of stalls where you can test your skills. There will be something for all ages and plenty of prizes to be won. The Plate Smashing stall is excellent therapy for getting rid of those pent up tensions!
Tickets (£1) for the Festival’s Grand Raffle are on sale now from shops in Belmont displaying the Festival sign. There are some fantastic prizes on offer.
The event is being organised by the local community for the local community. Representatives from local clubs, residents associations, scout and guide groups, schools, churches, the Rotary club, local shopkeepers and businesses, the police and the council have joined together to make the Festival an exciting and enjoyable event.
The Festival will be one of the main event in the Borough’s Take Part Take Pride programme, which runs throughout the summer.