Chatteris Midsummer Festival will return in all its full glory on the 25th and 26th June 2022 with the usual attractions plus some new ideas.
The Festival will be held at Furrowfields Recreation Ground and the theme this year is Fairy Tales and Folklore. Entry to the showground will be just £1 each day.
The Festival will open each day at 10am and will be launched on the Saturday with the walking parade. It should be a lively, noisy and colourful parade with three bands (two samba and one drum corps), Morris dancers, cheerleaders and stilt walkers lining up with local groups, including schools and nurseries. It is not too late to sign up, just email firstname.lastname@example.org
On the field the entertainers in the parade will perform in the arena along with the Dog and Duck Show which has appeared on TV and is very entertaining. There will be music in the marquee, a story teller, fun fair, inflatables, stalls and a fairy crown and dragon mask making workshop.
During the afternoon there will be an acoustics session in the marquee and fun sports for the children. In the evening it is time for the Party in the Park with music from popular local band Scooted and Booted and a DJ set from Laura Dennis, who always keeps the crowds entertained.
On the Sunday there will be the dog show, the colour fun run (which was so popular last year), cream teas (with a magician), an animal experience and music from Isle ‘ave a Shanty.
It is a small (all female) committee who organise the Festival, with financial help from Chatteris Town Council and Fenland District Council, and we are looking for help. If you can commit please use the email address above to let us know.
Please come along and support one of the main events in the Chatteris’ diary.