New additions to this year’s Whittlesey Festival

PLANS for the Whittlesey Festival to be held this year on Sunday September 11 are gathering momentum.

As well as the numerous stalls and attractions that visitors come to enjoy year on year, organisers are proud to announce some exciting new items for this year’s Festival.

Visitors will be treated to a ‘World War Two Spit Fire’ flypast which is certainly something not to be missed .

Also new this year will be a traditional craft fair, held in partnership with Fen Craft Fairs. This will be in the Childers Club in Station Road on Festival Day where a variety of hand made crafts will be on sale. You can also discover for yourself how many of these crafts are actually made.

If you would like further information or are interested in having a stall as part of the Craft Fair please contact Mike Chapman , Market and Events Team at Fenland District Council on 01354 654321 in the first instance.

The Festival is a fantastic day out for all the family, with fair ground attractions, climbing walls, pony rides, a pets corner where children can see real live animals, and much more. There will be the ever popular Vintage car display which due to huge demand will have over 40 vehicles this year lining Market Street.

Once again we will be having a Beautiful Baby competition. This is in two age categories 0-1 years and 1-2 years. The judges then have the unenviable task of choosing the winning baby. Not an easy task when every baby is so adorable and could be a potential winner. The judges however base their decision on the baby’s character and personality not purely on physical features as every child is beautiful in its own way.

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Look out for further updates on the Festival over the next couple of months but more importantly make a note of the date in your diary Sunday 11 September 10am – 4pm.

For more information about the Festival please contact Pauline Edge on 01733 208414 or Jenny Parker on 01733 351005

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