'It's going to be lovely': Town's festival set to return this summer

Rain doesn't dampen spirits on the final day of the Brandon Festival with stall holders and hardy vi

Face painting at Brandon Festival in 2019. - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Fairground stalls, local performers and a scarecrow competition are set to entertain families at a town’s festival which is returning this summer.

Brandon Festival will be held on Saturday August 21 on Brandon Remembrance Playing Field.

The town crier will be performing the opening ceremony at 12pm and the event will finish at 8pm.

Rain doesn't dampen spirits on the final day of the Brandon Festival with stall holders and hardy vi

Rain couldn't dampen spirits at Brandon Festival in 2019. Pictured is 1st Brandon Scouts plate smash. - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Throughout the day families can enjoy a variety of stalls, including charity, home-made produce and jewellery.  

There will be performances from the Shoestring Theatre Company, dancers from Brandon Creative Forum and Casson & Friends, as well as local singers, the band Bristol Fashion and DJ Dynamix. 


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For children, there will be hula hooping workshops, storytelling with Brandon Library and offerings from Summers Family Fun Fair. 

Rain couldn't dampen spirits at Brandon Festival in 2019. Pictured is 1st Brandon Scouts plate smash.

Rain couldn't dampen spirits at Brandon Festival in 2019. Pictured is 1st Brandon Scouts plate smash. - Credit: Sonya Duncan

This year the town’s tug-of-war competition will also return, whose reigning champion is Brandon Fire Brigade. 

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The event has been organised by John Maxim, along with a small committee.

Rain couldn't dampen spirits at Brandon Festival in 2019. Pictured is 1st Brandon Scouts plate smash.

Rain couldn't dampen spirits at Brandon Festival in 2019. Pictured is 1st Brandon Scouts plate smash. - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Sue Smith, Brandon Festival’s committee treasurer, said: “We have a theme each year and this year’s theme is front line.  

“The scarecrows will be displayed in people’s shop windows and at front of the Church Institute. Judging will take place on the day and prizes will be given at 5pm."

Funds raised from the scarecrow competition will be donated to St Nicholas Hospice.

Rain couldn't dampen spirits at Brandon Festival in 2019.

Rain couldn't dampen spirits at Brandon Festival in 2019. - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Scarecrows ready to be judged at Brandon Festival in 2019, as part of its scarecrow competition. 

Scarecrows ready to be judged at Brandon Festival in 2019, as part of its scarecrow competition. - Credit: Sue Smith

Scarecrows ready to be judged at Brandon Festival in 2019, as part of its scarecrow competition. 

Scarecrows ready to be judged at Brandon Festival in 2019, as part of its scarecrow competition. - Credit: Sue Smith

Scarecrows ready to be judged at Brandon Festival in 2019, as part of its scarecrow competition. 

Scarecrows ready to be judged at Brandon Festival in 2019, as part of its scarecrow competition. - Credit: Sue Smith

Scarecrows ready to be judged at Brandon Festival in 2019, as part of its scarecrow competition. 

Scarecrows ready to be judged at Brandon Festival in 2019, as part of its scarecrow competition. - Credit: Sue Smith


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