Returning for another wonderful year, Ashington Festival invites you to join in with all the family fun on 17th August from 1.30 – 11pm.
In the arena, Ashington festival welcomes back the stunning Essex dog team who will be sharing the bill with the “Mad Team” of stunt cyclists. Back by popular demand is Tom Foolery kindly the children’s entertainer sponsored by Saxon Weald and The Medina Marching Band will be giving us a display of their marching to music.
During the evening visitors will be entertained once again by Danny Oliver aka Michael Jackson, who actually performed for the great man himself twice! Then we see the return of our good old favourites, “Creative Covers Band” who provide us with well- known hits from throughout the decades, something for everyone.
Find your dancing boots for the Disco, as there will be one for the children and one for the adults at the end of the evening followed by the fantastic firework display at 10pm.
Expect to see the old favourites too, including Harris Brothers Funfair, the Arun Vet Group fun dog show, car boot sale, flower show, classic car show, craft, charity and animal stalls and sideshows. Food outlets include Thai, pizzas, jacket potatoes, crepes, burgers, hot dogs, doughnuts and ice cream. There’s also a licensed bar and Pimm’s tent.
The fabulous Carnival procession starts at 1.30pm. Leading the Carnival will be the Carnival Princess, Madalyn Lee aged 10 and her two Attendants, Vivi Evans aged 7 and Marcelo Donno aged 6. Madalyn also has two Pageboys, Ryan Shoosmith aged 8 and Jimmy Daniel age 7. The Carnival will start in Foster Lane and travel via The Sands, Rectory Lane, London Road and Church Lane. Please note there will be No Parking along one side of Foster Lane, The Sands, Rectory Lane and Church Lane. Road closures will be in place on Foster Lane from 12 noon until 2.30pm, the bottom of the Sands from 12pm-4pm and the remainder of the route from 1.30-2.30pm.
A free car park, kindly provided by Harris Brothers Fair, will be available under the bridge at the bottom of the village. This will be signposted from both directions on the A24. The friends of the Harris family generally provide transport to and from the car park on a regular schedule. Disabled parking, for blue badge holders, will be available in the Community Centre’s Car Park in Foster Lane and the one acre site also in Foster Lane.