Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fantastic Festival Day!

What an amazing day in glorious sunshine!  Thank you to everyone involved: the performers in the Community Performance Arena, exhibitors, the Gamers Bus, stall holders, food vendors, music acts, Colville School, Jezo and all our wonderful volunteer stewards.  And thank you everyone for coming – we had a record-breaking year with 8000 visitors. What an brilliant way to end Festival Week and celebrate 30 years of the Cherry Hinton Festival. Here are some highlights:

Rain, rain go away!

Cherry Hinton Festival goers aren’t put off by the rain! The allotment tour went ahead last night regardless of the wet conditions. The forecast is now for drier weather which is great as we have a couple of days to dry out before Festival Day on the Recreation Ground.

Umbrellas up and wellies on ready for the allotment tour
Umbrellas up and wellies on ready for the allotment tour

A sunny start to Festival week!

The 2015 Cherry Hinton Festival began on Saturday with the Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge Certificate and Medals Ceremony, followed by 52 Stories with children’s author and illustrator Nicola Killen. Nicola read her story ‘Stop Sticking, Stan!’ and showed the children how to make pop-up books.

Nicola pop up pop up 1 pop up 2 pop up 3 pop up 4 pop up 5

On Saturday afternoon St Andrew’s Church hosted the Mini Festival Fete. Here, visitors has a chance to see the Local History Society Exhibition celebrating 30 Years of the Festival, as well as decorating a duck for the Duck Race, browsing the bric-a-brac stalls and enjoying delicious home made cake and a cup of tea.

gill rapley

Duck 1 duck 2

old duck
The duck race is for all ages!

In glorious sunshine, Sunday saw the return of the popular Duck Race at the Spring Head (organised by the Turbo Trust). There were some beautiful decorated ducks – in fact some were too good to put in the water and race!

duck race winning duck