Summer Fair and Party in the Park 2024

What an amazing day, the sun was shining, and it was great to see so many people.  We had around 1,500 people throughout the day, some came for a short while and others for the whole day.   Lots to do and see, from the numerous stalls, games, funfair, children’s races, dog show, classic cars, vintage bus, the police, miniature railway and entertainment.

The entertainment for the Summer Fair, was kicked off by the Foss Dyke Band, who are based in Waddington, playing a mixture of music and giving us some information about the band.  Then Waddington Dramatic Society did a rendition of ‘The Good Old Days’, very entertaining.  We had the Waddington Military Wives Choir singing a selection of various songs.  Angels Dance Squad, who are based in Digby, performed some baton twirling and pom dancing, they have age categories from dinky’s, tiny’s, junior’s and senior’s and the day session finished Daryl Smith singing, some Jazz, Musical Theatre and Pop songs.   A great selection throughout the day, something for everyone. Thanks goes out to David Ridout who provided the sound system for the day.

For the Party in the Park, we had ‘General Admission’ what a great band, they played a selection of songs that appealed to everyone and got the crowd, singing and dancing.  Highly recommended.

Many people stayed for the day, making the most of the food and drink available.  For the second year we had Ta’hoots Bar join us, with James Hooton being happy to talk to fans and stop for a selfie.  We also had the return of Fleur’s Kitchen, Darren’s Burger Van, Donut Van and the Pink Ice Cream Van, with new this year Fire House Pizza and Dancing Dungarees.  There were also the lovely volunteers from St Michael’s Church doing, tea/coffee and scones inside the Village Hall.

New this year was the Lincoln Model Engineering Society miniature railway and the classic cars, a great addition to the day.  Although, we had a funfair last year, this year we had Benny and his friends join us, with a bigger and better funfair, and they opened Friday night as well as Saturday.  

The dog show is always popular, this year we were very lucky to have a dog agility course, thanks to Denise Cawthorne for bringing that along, and the show was sponsored by ‘Lincoln Edge Vets’ who provided the amazing rosettes and prizes.

Organising the event takes months of work, and so it is such a relief when the weather is good and everyone comes along and enjoys myself.   Thanks go out to all the Parish Councillors who helped with the organising, preparation and during the day, along with Sonia and Spencer Sanders, and Lisa and Jacob Allison-Hawes, who volunteered to help on the day.