New events join old favourites at Saltford Festival this summer
Many events at the biennial Saltford Festival have become firm fixtures in the village’s calendar – but organisers have ensured there is plenty of room for new activities this year too.
Returning from Saturday, June 8, and running over nine days, the festival will feature around 80 events – from music, dance and comedy to food, drink and competitions.
Among the events making their debut this summer are a sing-along community cinema screening of The Greatest Showman, a food festival, a Taste of France evening, a Caribbean dance evening with a live band, a treasure hunt and a clothes evening.
Making a welcome return will be a range of guided walks, lunchtime talks, open gardens, a jazz night with Hannah Wedlock and The Blue Notes, a murder- mystery evening, photo and short story competitions and, of course, the popular scarecrow trail, which this year has a sporty theme.
Saltford Community Association chair John Davies will be joined by Goldies charity founder Grenville Jones and the Village Crier for the festival’s opening ceremony on June 8 at 10.30am.
The packed programme features events every day and evening over the following nine days, including Saltford Sports Club’s Super Saturday, Saltford Golf Club’s Family Fun Day, a Taste of Saltford Evening at Saltford Hall and a quiz night.
The festival concludes with the traditional Old Village Day on Sunday, June 16, featuring live music and a barbecue at the Bird in Hand, a vintage and classic car show, a market and village fair in the High Street, a dog show and much more.
To find out more about the full programme, visit www.saltfordfestival.org.uk
Most of the events are free, but tickets for the ticketed events will be available from early April at Saltford Community Post Office/Library, Saltford Hall (on weekday mornings) or online, with details to be advertised on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SaltfordFestival
Help is always needed to ensure the festival runs smoothly – whatever their skills, people can register their interest in volunteering at email@example.com or ring the office on 01225 874081.