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Packed line-up revealed for festival finale
THE grand finale of Northwich Festival will see visitors bagging bargains, bopping with bands and bowling downhill at full pelt.
The fun day extravaganza, on Monday, August 27, will conclude the four-day festival with a market and Northwich showcase, the second day of Northwich Music Festival and the Northwich Guardian Soap Box Derby, to name just a few of the planned events.
Sam Naylor, festival chairman, said: “We want to encourage anyone to come down on the Monday because there really will be something for everyone.”
The full line-up includes the UK North Strongman Competition, donkey rides for children and donkey drawn carriage rides for adults, Mid Cheshire Society of Model Engineers providing rides on a miniature train, children’s rides, face painting, balloon modelling, car boot sale stalls, charity stalls and a classic vehicle paddock.
Displays will include extreme sports, dance troupes, female boot camp with The Works Gym, the Runcorn Model Aircraft Club and Cheshire Tai Chi.
Sam said: “From day one the intention this year is to turn the Monday into Northwich Show, so if there’s any other business or organisation that wants to showcase what they do, get in touch.
“People can think outside the box if they think there’s an opportunity to do something.”
Anyone who wants to get involved in the Monday’s events should ring Trevor Rawling on 07885 114513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the festival visit northwich-festival.co.uk.
This year’s August Bank Holiday Monday will also see the first Northwich Guardian Soap Box Derby.
Competitors are being urged to make weird and wonderful soap box cars to race down a grassy hill at Moss Farm on the day.
But Steve Farrell, a member of the festival committee and organiser of the derby, said teams do not have to be the most technically-minded to join in the event.
“It doesn’t have to be anything fancy,” he said.
“Just a plank with four wheels and fancy dress is all you need.
“You don’t have to be a technical expert – if you’re not up to making a soap box car it can be as simple as a wheelbarrow and fancy dress because we don’t want to frighten anyone off.
“The purpose of the day is to have a bit of fun.”
Five teams have entered the contest so far and Steve said last minute entrants will be welcome.
Racing starts at 2pm on the Monday and prizes will be awarded for the soap box that travels the furthest down the hill.
Anyone who wants to join in the fun should email Steven on email@example.com for an entry form and set of construction rules.