Chatteris Midsummer Festival 30th June & 1st July 2018

Chatteris Midsummer Festival 2018

The 2018 Chatteris Midsummer Festival will be held on Saturday 30th June 2018 and Sunday 1st July 2018.

Once again the venue will be Furrowfields Recreation Ground. This year the them is Musicals and the organisers are expecting a record turnout for the parade which will leave Church Lane car park at 11am on the Saturday and make its way through Market Hill, the High Street and Furrowfields Road to the event site. Please be sure to cheer it on its way.

Over the weekend look out for the magic and illusion show with Jezo, arena acts by local groups, the Party in the Park (which will include a foam canon and pyrotechnics), inflatables and fairground fun, horse and dog shows, circus workshops, an It’s a Knockout competition and cream teas.

Please pick up a copy of the programme for free in local shops, garages and the library.

It you have any enquiries please email chatteriscouncil@btconnect.com

Pamper Evening

A new attraction for 2018 is the pamper evening on Thursday 28th June from 6pm to 9pm in the marquee at Furrowfields. Tickets are just £3 which includes two complimentary glasses of wine/cocktails and nibbles. Come along and enjoy beauty treatments and massages and browse the gift stalls.

Variety Show

This year the theme of the Friday evening entertainment in the marquee is A Night at the Musicals. The adults only event will include entertainment by Perry and Laura Dennis and a curry supper. Tickets, costing £10, must be booked in advance by emailing chatteriscouncil@btconnect.com or phoning 01354 695166.

2017 Midsummer Festival

2016 Midsummer Festival

Competition was high on the agenda at this year’s Chatteris Midsummer Festival which was once again a great success attracting thousands over the weekend.

From zorb ball battles, tug of war, It’s a Knockout and cycling contests to children’s sports and boxing demonstrations the theme of “The Rio Olympics come to Chatteris” was reflected in the activities over the June weekend.

The parade was once again colourful and noisy with two samba bands, a drumming groups and two majorette troupes joining many local groups in the Rio style procession. Over 2,000 people joined in the fun at Furrowfields Recreation Ground with fairground rides, inflatables, an acoustics session and arena demonstrations running alongside the sporting competitions.

Unfortunately numbers dropped off later in the afternoon due to a short spell of wet weather and football on the television and did not pick up, as the organisers had hoped, for the Party in the Park in the evening due to the cool damp conditions but those who did turn out enjoyed music from local bands.

 

Sunday was, however, the best to date with over 1,000 people returning to watch dog agility demonstrations, enter their pooches in the dog show, enjoy the cream teas and then to watch, or in many cases take part in the Krashball, It’s a Knockout and Tug of War competitions which were all great fun.

 

 

 Scenes from the 2015 Festival

 

 

 

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The 2015 festival was bigger and better than ever; it certainly was the most colourful to date because the theme was Mardi Gras.

Hundreds of people took part in the parade and hundreds more lined the streets to cheer it on.

Thousands visited the Festival on the Saturday and enjoyed a host of activities and hundreds returned in the evening for the Party in the Park. Rain on the Sunday morning did not deter those who took part in the dog show and as the weather cheered up the crowds came out again to enjoy the tug of war, cream teas and childrens’ sports in addition to performances in the arena and the marquee.

A big thank you to everyone who helped to make the Festival such a success, in particular the volunteers who gave up their time over the weekend. Thanks also to Chatteris Town Council and Fenland District Council for the administration and funding the event.

To see some of the highlights of this year’s Festival visit Youtube and type in Chatteris Midsummer Festival 2015.