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ATTRACTIONS AT THE WORSTEAD FESTIVAL

We're still adding & tweaking - here's what we have so far

Two display rings

The ever popular 'country ring' returns in 2015 with displays of Heavy Horses. The main ring will include lots of exciting acts including vintage vehicle displays, dog & duck herding as well as all the favourites

Worstead 5 Road Run

Please see www.nnbr.co.uk for details. The race usually draws some great crowds so it pays to get your entry in quickly. You’ll be cheered along the route and there’s the chance to chill out with music and a drink after the race.

Main Field

Please see here as well as below

Medieval Encampment

In days of old when knights were bold . . .they would have probably enjoyed joining the fun of a festival or two. So this year we’ve invited the Norfolk and Norwich Medieval Association along to join the weekend of fun. There will be the chance to see knights in fighting form, for youngsters to see what wearing the traditional armour was like and have a go at age-old crafts and see a medieval encampment as it would have been all those years ago. They’re an enthusiastic bunch and will be happy to chat about their hobby, encourage you to join in and give you a few tips on archery.

Best of Norfolk Food

More details here

Craft Stalls

We've got some particularly talented folk around Worstead and we're aiming to showcase some of the best crafts from the area and nearby. From children's wooden toys to handmade jewellery and stalls selling unusual or funky gifts, the aim is to bring a real cross section of crafters and suppliers to the 2015 festival. Have a browse round and see what you think. Bet you find something you like.

Tradional Sideshows

Including a Coconut Shy, the "Mousetrap" game, Splat the Rat, Bowling for a pig and many more.

Music Stage

Details here

Story Tent

Future Radio

Davenports Magic Kingdom

Ed Games

Egg Throwing and Rockets in a new bigger area

Village Hall

The Village Hall came to life as a benefactor of the festival’s earlier fundraising and in now fundamental part of village life. During the festival it will be serving up traditional teas and visitors can browse indoor stalls. Go on, treat yourself!

Art Show

The Art Show will feature work for sale primarily by Artists from NOVA  (North Norfolk Organization  for Visual Artists) and North Walsham Artists. The work will be an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary painting, sculpture, collage, print making and pottery with several new Nova artists showing at Worstead for the first time.

Mill Hill

Heavy Horses

Any festival in Worstead wouldn’t be the same without the well-loved heavy horses who will be brought along to delight visitors and parade in a ring dedicated to rural history. There’s the chance to find out more about them from their owners who will be happy to chat.

Vintage Tractors (Starting Handle Club)

Again, the tractors are a big draw as exhibitors take people back in time to a more steady pace of life. There will be the chance to browse around plenty of old models and see some in action. See www.startinghandleclub.co.uk

Animals

Animals can really make an event magic and we will be giving visitors the chance to get up close to a few species. The Raptor Trust will be there with talks in the Country Ring!

Fun Dog Show

We will be holding a Fun Dog Show for all of you canine lovers, so bring your pet dog along and enter them into the show. The Dog Show is on both the Saturday and Sunday and open to everyone. - Run by Westover Vets.

Chainsaw Sculpture

Church

Worstead’s a weaving village so any celebration of rural life wouldn’t be complete without the Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers. The group is proud of its heritage and will be demonstrating the art of weaving as well as displaying what the traditional looms can produce.

More weaving info here: www.worsteadweavers.org.uk

Display Ring

Line up of displays will be online soon!