Chatteris Midsummer Festival 2017
It is nearly here. This weekend is Festival weekend and an exciting and full programme of activities is planned beginning with the parade at 11am on Saturday the 24th June, on the theme of Animals on Parade. Don’t forget to watch out for the camels leading the parade and the ponies bringing up the rear. From then it is non stop action at the showground at Furrowfields. Once again entry is just £1 a person and on the Saturday this also includes the Party in the Park when Chatteris will rock. For the full programme go to the Festival Programme page on the left.
Please note the camels and exotic animals will only be at the Festival on the Saturday so don’t miss the opportunity to see them.
Party in the Park
Friday Evening Show
For tickets for the above show on the 23rd June email Chatteriscouncil@btconnect.com
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
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.