Success at Chatteris Midsummer Festival

Chatteris midsummer festival. Walking carnival parade. Picture: Steve Williams.

Chatteris midsummer festival. Walking carnival parade. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Crowds turned out in force to enjoy another successful Chatteris Midsummer Festival.

Chatteris midsummer festival. Walking carnival parade. Picture: Steve Williams.

Chatteris midsummer festival. Walking carnival parade. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Krashball, also known as zorb football, made its debut at the festival with teams battling it out in the fun five-a-side competition at Furrowfields Recreation Ground.

The theme of this year’s festival was The Rio Olympics come to Chatteris and the parade, which launched the festival on Saturday featured two samba bands, a drumming group and two majorette troupes joining local groups dressed in sportswear and bright colours.

After the special opening ceremony in the arena there were 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.

Local groups played at the Party in the Park and there was a family disco.


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On Sunday there was the popular dog show, cream teas, It’s a Knockout and tug of war competitions will return along with a bucking bronco contest and dog agility demonstrations.

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

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