North Walsham

Exciting line-up for popular festival

Just Regional
Apr 26, 2024 2 mins read

Preparations are continuing for this year’s Worstead Festival with a host of attractions revealed. This year’s event will take place over the weekend of July 27 and 28 and more than 15,000 people are expected to flock to the village.

FUN FESTIVAL: The Worstead Festival will return in July. Picture: HEIDI HENNESSEY PHOTOGRAPHY

The show ring will feature the amazing Outlaws equestrian stuntriding team, incredible BMX riders performing aerial acrobatics and a chance for some audience participation from both people and dogs.
Entertainment on the music stage will kick off on Saturday with comedian Ben Langley and be followed with two days of non-stop music from some of the region’s top acts.
The QE Hall will feature an even bigger LEGOcon display and St Mary’s Church will host the outstanding flower show along with choirs and weavers. There will be more than 100 craft stalls joining the Made in Worstead marquee on the spacious festival site.
Another firm favourite is the Native to Norfolk chef demonstration and artisan food producers’ marquee.
The North Norfolk Beach Runners five mile event kicks off the weekend early on Friday evening (July 26) followed by refreshments.
Explaining a change to the ticket prices, which has raised the age for free tickets for children, Chair of Trustees Jane Bond said: “We recognise that times are tough so we’ve decided that children under 16 years of age can now go free as long as they’re accompanied by an adult. We’ve upped the age from 12 because we want the festival to be a great day out for all the family.”
Several sponsorship opportunities are available for companies and organisations wishing to expand their profile by supporting the event. You can book pitches for stalls or entry tickets online at worsteadfestival.org It’s £10 a day or £15 for the weekend. There’ll be free car parking and free rides from the train station.

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