Newington Village Festival
The Village Festival is on Saturday, July 15 (Noon-6pm) on the school field. It gets bigger and better each year, increasing its attractions and free events.
A free children’s fancy dress will be held for Years 2 and under; and Years 3-6 – and there’s a gift for all entrants. Judging at 3pm will be followed by a free children’s magic show with Mrs Dolly Mixture at 3.30pm.
An Elton John tribute show with Jamie and the Jets (12.15pm) kicks off the first of two free concerts. The second features: Marylebone Jelly (1.45pm); The Stress Monkeys (3pm); Key Street (4pm) and The KickBacks (5pm).
Among other attractions are: dance and gymnastics displays; birds of prey; chainsaw carver; classic cars; WWI living history group; tug-of-war; fairground; sideshows; craft stalls; The Village; food and drink, including BBQ, curries, ices, real ales and teas.
The family-friendly festival, organised by the Parish Council in conjunction with Demelza Children’s Hospice, is one of the largest events of its kind in Swale. There’s a free programme and admission is £2, under 16s free. No dogs or smoking.
Stall pitches (£15) can be booked at email@example.com or 07590 464700. For general details, including tug-of-war entries, call 07719 942782 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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