As is to be expected, the Committee have been keeping a close eye on the current developments regarding Covid-19.
In line with current governmental guidance, considering the resulting effect on planning and viability of the event, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Eckington Summer Festival.
We are sorry that this decision has been made, however we hope you will all join us in looking forward to next year’s event, which will be held on Saturday 3rd July 2021.
If you have booked a stall or catering unit at the event, you should have received an email a short while ago.
We thank you all for your continued support, and hope to see you all at the event in 2021.
So 2020 is finally upon us, bringing with it the date for the 9th annual Eckington Summer Festival. The event this year will be held on Saturday, 4th July 2020, between 1pm and 7pm.
The venue as always is Eckington Junior School Sports Field, Stead Street, Eckington, S21 4FL, and you can expect all of the usual attractions, including food, drink (inc bar), live band and entertainment, dog shows & competitions, pub-style quiz, craft stalls, children’s fairground attractions, and much more.
For more information or to book a stall at our event, please complete the relevant form on the ‘Stallholders’ or ‘Contact’ tabs. Alternatively, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you in July!
With New Year celebrations on the horizon, we at the Eckington Summer Festival Committee are already hard at work preparing for the 2019 event. Building on a successful 2018, we’re tinkering slightly, whilst the spine of the event remains the same as always. Craft stalls, fully licensed bar, food and drink vendors, live bands and entertainment, dog shows, and much more!
If you would like to attend with a stall at our 2019 event, please visit the Stallholders tab on the website and fill in the short form. For anything else you want to ask us about, use the Contact tab. Alternatively, for any more pressing matters, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
This year’s event will be held on Saturday, 6th July 2019 and will begin from 1pm. The venue is as always – Eckington Junior School Sports Field, Stead Street, Eckington, S21 4FL.
Keep up to date with everything that’s happening by visiting the 2019 tab on the website, and following us on Social Media. Facebook – Eckington Summer Festival; Twitter – @eckingtonfest
Speak soon – and Happy New Year!
FAQ Number 10
When should I be there?
If you’re a stallholder, you need to be on site by 12 noon at the latest. The event begins at 1pm tomorrow for the public, but join us whenever you want in the afternoon. We run until 7pm, but the later you leave it the more cool stuff you’ll have missed in our performance arena.
Hope you see you all tomorrow
FAQ Number 8
What about stalls?
Stalls – we have a huge selection for you to wander around. One of our aims is to try and promote local groups and organisations, so you’ll see plenty of local charities and community groups promoting what they do for the community. Please give them your support wherever possible.
We of course have various craft and other stalls, ranging from jewellery to sweets, from exotic animals to jams and chutneys.
We do also have some stall spaces available. If you’re interested in standing, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org, although time is running out
FAQ Number 7
Are dogs welcome?
Welcome? They’re encouraged!
We have dog shows going on throughout the day, including Fly Agility, and competitions where your own four-legged friend can get involved. The categories are: Best Handsome Dog, Best Pretty Bitch, Best 6 Legs, Best Waggy Tail, Best Child Handler, Best Rescue (and of course, Best in Show). Bring your dog and enjoy the fun.
It goes without saying that you are responsible for your dog when in aggendance, including picking up any mess he or she makes.
FAQ Number 6
What’s there for the adults?
Beer. We have a fully licensed bar in attendance (Challenge-25), along with plenty of delicious foods for you to peruse. There are also craft and other stalls, bands and other entertainment and, hopefully, plenty of sun. Ooh – ice cream too!
FAQ Number 5
What’s there for the kids?
We have a number of things going on to keep the little ones occupied. There are funfair rides and attractions, a Laser-Tag dome, lots of sweet treats (sorry) and plenty of craft stalls offering goodies for low cost to keep them happy.
We also have, new for this year, a miniature train they can ride around on – sounds like fun, right?
FAQ Number 4
Is there parking provided?
Yes. Parking is available within 50 yards of the entrance to the event. What’s better, is that it’s completely free! We also have a special disabled section for Blue Badge holders (limited spaces)
FAQ Number 3
How much does it cost to enter?
Our event is completely free to enter – that’s right, we don’t charge a gate! Come and have an enjoyable day out for nothing!