Chatteris Midsummer Festival set to be full of Krashing fun

Krashball coming to Chatteris Midsummer Festival

Krashball coming to Chatteris Midsummer Festival - Credit: Archant

Krashball - zorb football - will make its debut at this year’s Chatteris Midsummer Festival – and now’s the time to enter!

Teams are being sought to enter in to the fun of a five-a-side zorb football competition which will take place on Sunday June 26 at Furrowfields Recreation Ground.

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘The Rio Olympics come to Chatteris’ and the parade, which launches the festival on Saturday 25, will feature two samba bands, a drumming group and two majorette troupes joining local groups dressed in sportswear or bright colours.

“Plenty of noise and colour is guaranteed as the walking parade makes its way from Church Lane through the town centre to Furrowfields,” said organiser Joanna Melton.

“Crowds lining the streets to cheer on the procession should not be disappointed as a record number of local groups are expected to join the parade.

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“After a special opening ceremony in the arena there will be sporting competitions, performances by musical and sporting groups in the arena and an acoustics session by local singers in the marquee to add to the many stalls, fairground rides and inflatable bouncers.

“In the evening local groups will perform at the Party in the Park and there will be a family disco.

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“On the Sunday the ever popular dog show, cream teas, ‘It’s a Knockout’ and tug of war competitions will return along with the new attractions of the krashball, bucking bronco contests and dog agility demonstrations.”

The festival is run by volunteers from the festival committee and officers from Fenland District and Chatteris Town Council provide the funding.

To enter teams in the competitions or to take part in the parade contact Joanna Melton on 01354 695166, e-mail or visit

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