The Eckington Summer Festival Committee is made up of a number of local community groups and organisations. It is a registered charity and a not-for-profit organisation, coming under the umbrella of the Eckington Development Company. The committee is made up of Eckington UFI (youth club), Eckington Boys & Belles JFC, Eckington’s Got Talent, Eckington Town Team, Eckington Parish Council, and a number of independent persons.
The group formed in 2012 under a very different remit. The original plan was actually for a June-time event in order to commemorate HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Unfortunately, due to a number of unforeseen problems, the event was delayed until the summer, at which point it became the Eckington Summer Festival.
For it’s inaugural year (2012), the event was held on the last Friday of the school term as a celebration for local people (in particular young people), at the end of the academic year. Since 2013, however, it has become a more community-wide event, being held on the 1st Saturday in July for the last 6 years. Each year, more and more parishioners turn out, as the event’s stock in the local and wider community heightens.
A free event, the structure of the festival is to allow people in the community a free day out, and to enjoy the wonderful entertainment that we have to offer. Of course there are stalls in attendance, as well as many food and drink providers (including a fully-licensed bar), and much more.
2019 hopes to bring even greater success to build on recent years. We hope to see you there.
Eckington Summer Festival has many partners and sponsors, without whom the event would not exist. We would like to pass on our thanks for the continued support:
- Eckington Parish Council – www.eckington-pc.gov.uk
- Rykneld Homes – www.rykneldhomes.org.uk
- Eckington Business Centre (EDC) – www.eckingtonbusinesscentre.com
- Shepherd Distribution Services – www.shepherd-distribution.co.uk
- Eckington Boys & Belles JFC – www.eckingtonbfc.co.uk
- Eckington’s Got Talent – www.facebook.com/EckingtonsGotTalent
- Eckington Town Team – www.facebook.com/eckingtontownteam1