Frampton Festival 2015

posted 26 Jun 2015, 07:12 by Phil Handy   [ updated 26 Jun 2015, 07:12 ]
This year’s Frampton Festival promises, once again, to be a fun-filled family day out with preparations well in advance for this popular event, now in its third year. Last year’s event, despite nearly being cancelled due to heavy morning rain, was a great success once the sun came out in the late afternoon as local residents enjoyed the numerous attractions and live music in Centenary Field.

The Festival committee have been working hard since January to ensure that popular attractions from previous festivals have been booked as well as securing some new crowd-pullers. The ever-popular Professor Panic’s Circus returns, along with a variety of fairground rides, tractor rides, and BittonArchery. Frampton Cotterell Rugby Club invite visitors to try their hand on the Bungee Run.

The festival opens with the Thornbury Brass Band, with a variety of events taking place throughout the day including; Winterbourne Border Morris, Frampton Cotterell Dog Training, Bear Pit Martial Arts, and Laughter in Line Dancers. The whole event being compered by Richard Drew from the local paper The Frome Valley Voice.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Dixie Belles, a great success in 2014, local band Ashton, guitarist Ruby, Before The Storm, The Shanty Men, and Elevation.

Local businesses and organisations have supported the festival and many will be in attendance on the day. Stalls include; Emma Eirene Photography, Frampton Cotterell Local History Society, Zion Pre-school, MPR Jewellery, Frampton Cotterell Ladies RFC, Floral Friends of Frampton, Music with Mummy,NISA, Water Aid, Forever Living Products, Beauty Plus, face painting by Bee Painted, Frampton Cotterell Women’s Institute, Somerset Tasty Cheese, and Parody Portraits.

Refreshments will again be available on the day, with an on-site bar selling a range of beers, ciders, wine, and lager.

The committee would welcome a few additional helpers on the day to ensure that the festival runs smoothly and safely. If anyone feels that they could spare an hour (or two) on the Saturday of the festival, please contact the festival committee at info@framptonfestival.co.uk

The free festival takes place on Saturday 18th July in Centenary Field, Mill Lane, Frampton Cotterell, commencing at 2.00pm and finishing at 10.00 with the lighting of the parish beacon followed by a fire work display. Well behaved dogs are welcome at the festival, but owner’s need to be aware that the firework display is rather noisy for our four-legged friends. Unfortunately bar-b-qs are not permitted at the festival. Information and photographs can be found on the Festival’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FramptonFestival