North Walsham

A wow at Worstead

Just Regional
Aug 2, 2016 4 mins read
The busiest and most successful Worstead Festival since the relaunch of the event in 2011 will have raised thousands of pounds for charity this weekend.
Fine weather save for a heavy shower on Saturday afternoon meant gates were busy on both days, especially Sunday.
A rejigged site layout and improved signage meant visitors had more to do, with activities suited to a wide range of ages including archery, a flower festival, music festival, clowns, two music stages, bars and two display rings.
“The way the site has been laid out has created an even more professional feel to the weekend,” said festival trustees chairman Simon Cole.
“This is our first festival since the first one 50 years ago without our former chairman and president, the late Gavin Paterson. I think he would have very much approved of this year’s event and it’s very happy atmosphere.”
Young people from surrounding villages played a greater role in this weekend’s event, with a new youth committee running three stalls all in aid of charity.
Emma George, marketing and events manager at caterers Cafe Britannia said: “It’s been a wonderful weekend, this is an event which attracts a particular lovely crowd of people.
“In the three years we’ve been coming as a business, I’ve never seen it so busy, well done to all the organisers.”
Organisers will announce in the coming weeks how much has been raised for charity. Local groups can apply for funding via the festival website www.worsteadfestival.org.

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