RAF Scampton Air Show
Scampton Airshow is the East of England’s newest airshow, taking place just outside the historic Cathedral City of Lincoln on the 9-10 September 2017. This new event, raising funds to support the RAF Charitable Trust, will be held at RAF Scampton, the home of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – The Red Arrows.
Visitors to this unique show will be given the chance to marvel at a spectacular five hour flying display and walk amongst a static display of modern fast jets and historic aircraft. The showground will feature a host of engaging and interactive activities and exhibitions designed to amaze and impress the whole family.
Inspiring youth will be at the heart of the show, with an interactive Techno Zone aimed at youngsters and an RAF Village area, offering an insight into life in the modern Royal Air Force. It really will be one of the most exciting things to do in Lincolnshire in 2017!
Under-16s go FREE

Scampton Airshow promises to be a great value family day out, with FREE parking for ticket holders at the Lincolnshire Showground and FREE attendance for under-16s, when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Those purchasing an Enclosure upgrade will benefit from free on-airfield parking. Disabled visitors can book free on-airfield parking as well as access to a specific disabled enclosure in addition to your standard admission tickets.
 
Different in size, scale and layout from the airshow previously held at RAF Waddington, you can still be assured of a great fun filled, family day out at the Scampton Airshow. If you were registered to receive information about Waddington Airshow then please note that you will not automatically get information about the Scampton Airshow and need to register HERE for updates.

RAF Scampton Air Show
Scampton Airshow is the East of England’s newest airshow, taking place just outside the historic Cathedral City of Lincoln on the 9-10 September 2017. This new event, raising funds to support the RAF Charitable Trust, will be held at RAF Scampton, the home of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – The Red Arrows.
Visitors to this unique show will be given the chance to marvel at a spectacular five hour flying display and walk amongst a static display of modern fast jets and historic aircraft. The showground will feature a host of engaging and interactive activities and exhibitions designed to amaze and impress the whole family.
Inspiring youth will be at the heart of the show, with an interactive Techno Zone aimed at youngsters and an RAF Village area, offering an insight into life in the modern Royal Air Force. It really will be one of the most exciting things to do in Lincolnshire in 2017!
Under-16s go FREE

Scampton Airshow promises to be a great value family day out, with FREE parking for ticket holders at the Lincolnshire Showground and FREE attendance for under-16s, when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Those purchasing an Enclosure upgrade will benefit from free on-airfield parking. Disabled visitors can book free on-airfield parking as well as access to a specific disabled enclosure in addition to your standard admission tickets.
 
Different in size, scale and layout from the airshow previously held at RAF Waddington, you can still be assured of a great fun filled, family day out at the Scampton Airshow. If you were registered to receive information about Waddington Airshow then please note that you will not automatically get information about the Scampton Airshow and need to register HERE for updates.

                              
The North of England Horticultural Society is a leading gardening charity set up more than 100 years ago to support and promote horticulture across the north.

The society organises and runs the twice yearly Harrogate Flower Shows, widely regarded as the biggest and most prestigious independent shows in the gardening year.
The Spring Show, which takes place in April was rated Britain’s best gardening event by Which? Gardening , with its sister Autumn Show ranking third in the country. In addition to welcoming around 100 of the UK’s top plant nurseries, the shows feature the work of both established and up-and-coming garden designers and landscapers. The introduction of a new community category for Show Gardens has added further opportunities for amateur gardening groups to showcase their work to nearly 100,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors each year.
Both the Spring and Autumn events host a range of ‘shows within a show’ enabling dozens of specialist gardening groups to hold their annual shows, promote their work and recruit new members, free of charge. From dahlias to daffodils and bees to bonsai, the specialist societies have become an integral part of our events, including the National Vegetable Society and the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies.
Profits from the Harrogate Flower Shows are handed back to the to enable the charity to continue its important work in promoting horticulture. In 2012 the society launched a new grants programme to provide funding for community projects in the North of England. More than 70 groups have since benefited from grants, adding to the range of financial support already provided for gardening organisations, such as the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s ‘Young Horticulturalist of the Year’ Competition.

WE WILL BE LOCATED IN THE FOOD HALL STAND F30

                              
The North of England Horticultural Society is a leading gardening charity set up more than 100 years ago to support and promote horticulture across the north.

The society organises and runs the twice yearly Harrogate Flower Shows, widely regarded as the biggest and most prestigious independent shows in the gardening year.
The Spring Show, which takes place in April was rated Britain’s best gardening event by Which? Gardening , with its sister Autumn Show ranking third in the country. In addition to welcoming around 100 of the UK’s top plant nurseries, the shows feature the work of both established and up-and-coming garden designers and landscapers. The introduction of a new community category for Show Gardens has added further opportunities for amateur gardening groups to showcase their work to nearly 100,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors each year.
Both the Spring and Autumn events host a range of ‘shows within a show’ enabling dozens of specialist gardening groups to hold their annual shows, promote their work and recruit new members, free of charge. From dahlias to daffodils and bees to bonsai, the specialist societies have become an integral part of our events, including the National Vegetable Society and the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies.
Profits from the Harrogate Flower Shows are handed back to the to enable the charity to continue its important work in promoting horticulture. In 2012 the society launched a new grants programme to provide funding for community projects in the North of England. More than 70 groups have since benefited from grants, adding to the range of financial support already provided for gardening organisations, such as the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s ‘Young Horticulturalist of the Year’ Competition.

WE WILL BE LOCATED IN THE FOOD HALL STAND F30

                              
The North of England Horticultural Society is a leading gardening charity set up more than 100 years ago to support and promote horticulture across the north.

The society organises and runs the twice yearly Harrogate Flower Shows, widely regarded as the biggest and most prestigious independent shows in the gardening year.
The Spring Show, which takes place in April was rated Britain’s best gardening event by Which? Gardening , with its sister Autumn Show ranking third in the country. In addition to welcoming around 100 of the UK’s top plant nurseries, the shows feature the work of both established and up-and-coming garden designers and landscapers. The introduction of a new community category for Show Gardens has added further opportunities for amateur gardening groups to showcase their work to nearly 100,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors each year.
Both the Spring and Autumn events host a range of ‘shows within a show’ enabling dozens of specialist gardening groups to hold their annual shows, promote their work and recruit new members, free of charge. From dahlias to daffodils and bees to bonsai, the specialist societies have become an integral part of our events, including the National Vegetable Society and the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies.
Profits from the Harrogate Flower Shows are handed back to the to enable the charity to continue its important work in promoting horticulture. In 2012 the society launched a new grants programme to provide funding for community projects in the North of England. More than 70 groups have since benefited from grants, adding to the range of financial support already provided for gardening organisations, such as the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s ‘Young Horticulturalist of the Year’ Competition.

WE WILL BE LOCATED IN THE FOOD HALL STAND F30

Stratford Food Festival
 
A chance to tickle your taste buds with a host of fabulous food & drink temptations!

Take one historic town, mix in passionate local chefs, producers and exciting attractions and what do you get? The Stratford-upon-Avon town centre food festival!
This fantastic FREE festival takes place at various locations on Saturday 23rd September & Sunday-24th September 2017.
The town centre will be a feast for the senses, with stalls showcasing every imaginable foodie delight from fabulous fresh ingredients, tempting hot and cold dishes and everything you conceivably need to cook up a storm!
During Saturday and Sunday, Real Ale and Taste Trails around town will showcase an extensive food and drink offer for visitors to sup and savour. 
Admission to Stratford Town Centre Food Festival is FREE although tickets for celebrity chefs are £10 per demonstration and can be booked in advance via www.stratfordtowncentrefoodfestival.co.uk Payable in cash on the day. 
 
Stall opening times:
 Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 4:30pm

Stratford Food Festival
 
A chance to tickle your taste buds with a host of fabulous food & drink temptations!

Take one historic town, mix in passionate local chefs, producers and exciting attractions and what do you get? The Stratford-upon-Avon town centre food festival!
This fantastic FREE festival takes place at various locations on Saturday 23rd September & Sunday-24th September 2017.
The town centre will be a feast for the senses, with stalls showcasing every imaginable foodie delight from fabulous fresh ingredients, tempting hot and cold dishes and everything you conceivably need to cook up a storm!
During Saturday and Sunday, Real Ale and Taste Trails around town will showcase an extensive food and drink offer for visitors to sup and savour. 
Admission to Stratford Town Centre Food Festival is FREE although tickets for celebrity chefs are £10 per demonstration and can be booked in advance via www.stratfordtowncentrefoodfestival.co.uk Payable in cash on the day. 
 
Stall opening times:
 Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 4:30pm

Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival 2017

Traditionally Belbroughton has held the event on the last weekend in September and this year it will take place on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October 2017. You can expect scarecrow scarecrows and more scarecrows. Their will be a full event programme and there is so much to do it hard to list it. Some highlights include the Rich Goodwin airshow, Knight school, the make and take tent, the classic car show, loads of great music from local bands and solo artists and this years theme is Fables And Fairy Tails.

The cost to visit we are pleased to say are holding the admission price at £10 per vehicle. This covers both safe and secure parking and entrance festival events also a number of local and carefully selected national charities who strike a chord with our village benefit from any surplus we raise. We’ve employed a traffic management company to help get you parked as quickly as possible. For your safety and convenience the areas with “no parking cones” have a legally enforceable parking suspension. We have a number of ex-Police motorbike patrols working throughout the day and also an event incident response unit. Offending vehicles will be issued with a fixed penalty notice and if the vehicle is deemed to be causing an obstruction it may be towed. The Scarecrow Committee has no control over which vehicles get tickets and which get towed and we don’t get any money from parking enforcement’s.

Well-behaved and child-friendly dogs are welcome on a lead. Please keep your dog under control. Ours is a vibrant and bustling village with a number of pubs, clubs and shops all of whom will be plying their wares and we wish them the very best of luck. Your safety is paramount to us, followed closely by providing a quality and value event. Belbroughton Scarecrow Committee that organises the Scarecrow Festival only arranges the events inside the event areas on the trail map. If you are unfortunate enough to have cause for concern with anything outside these areas, please take it up directly with the trader concerned.

This year the event is run by Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival Ltd. This is a not-for-profit limited company and the directors do not draw a salary nor receive any financial gain from the company. So why do it? Well, quite simply it is a legal protection for all parties including the organisers. We are in the process of registering with the charities commission as a charity in our own right, at the moment we distribute all of the proceeds to a number of registered charities and this is taking a little longer than we had hoped so the limited company is the quicker and easier route.

Attractions that will be appeasring at the event can be seen from their events page. They will also be updating our Facebook page as each event and attraction is booked. For up-to-the-minute information about our festival please like or share their Facebook page- Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival

We all know just what a difference the weather can make to the Scarecrow Festival and barring exceptionally heavy rain that could make the event hazardous, then we will be having fun no matter what the weather brings.

Disabled parking is at Church Farm, priority parking for blue badge holders is in the main car park off Hartle Lane – but please be aware this is a stubble field and is uneven. It is unlikely to be suitable for mobility scooters. Please have your blue badge clearly visible and you will be directed to parking close to the event entrances.

Visitors are well catered for with toilets located across the event areas, in the Church Hall and in the car parks.
There will be more toilets and baby changing facilities than ever before, again we’ve listened to the feedback and responded accordingly

Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival 2017

Traditionally Belbroughton has held the event on the last weekend in September and this year it will take place on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October 2017. You can expect scarecrow scarecrows and more scarecrows. Their will be a full event programme and there is so much to do it hard to list it. Some highlights include the Rich Goodwin airshow, Knight school, the make and take tent, the classic car show, loads of great music from local bands and solo artists and this years theme is Fables And Fairy Tails.

The cost to visit we are pleased to say are holding the admission price at £10 per vehicle. This covers both safe and secure parking and entrance festival events also a number of local and carefully selected national charities who strike a chord with our village benefit from any surplus we raise. We’ve employed a traffic management company to help get you parked as quickly as possible. For your safety and convenience the areas with “no parking cones” have a legally enforceable parking suspension. We have a number of ex-Police motorbike patrols working throughout the day and also an event incident response unit. Offending vehicles will be issued with a fixed penalty notice and if the vehicle is deemed to be causing an obstruction it may be towed. The Scarecrow Committee has no control over which vehicles get tickets and which get towed and we don’t get any money from parking enforcement’s.

Well-behaved and child-friendly dogs are welcome on a lead. Please keep your dog under control. Ours is a vibrant and bustling village with a number of pubs, clubs and shops all of whom will be plying their wares and we wish them the very best of luck. Your safety is paramount to us, followed closely by providing a quality and value event. Belbroughton Scarecrow Committee that organises the Scarecrow Festival only arranges the events inside the event areas on the trail map. If you are unfortunate enough to have cause for concern with anything outside these areas, please take it up directly with the trader concerned.

This year the event is run by Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival Ltd. This is a not-for-profit limited company and the directors do not draw a salary nor receive any financial gain from the company. So why do it? Well, quite simply it is a legal protection for all parties including the organisers. We are in the process of registering with the charities commission as a charity in our own right, at the moment we distribute all of the proceeds to a number of registered charities and this is taking a little longer than we had hoped so the limited company is the quicker and easier route.

Attractions that will be appeasring at the event can be seen from their events page. They will also be updating our Facebook page as each event and attraction is booked. For up-to-the-minute information about our festival please like or share their Facebook page- Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival

We all know just what a difference the weather can make to the Scarecrow Festival and barring exceptionally heavy rain that could make the event hazardous, then we will be having fun no matter what the weather brings.

Disabled parking is at Church Farm, priority parking for blue badge holders is in the main car park off Hartle Lane – but please be aware this is a stubble field and is uneven. It is unlikely to be suitable for mobility scooters. Please have your blue badge clearly visible and you will be directed to parking close to the event entrances.

Visitors are well catered for with toilets located across the event areas, in the Church Hall and in the car parks.
There will be more toilets and baby changing facilities than ever before, again we’ve listened to the feedback and responded accordingly

Birmingham’s Chocolate Festival comes to Brindleyplace

Things got spicy earlier last month for the our annual Birmingham Chilli Festival at Brindleyplace and now life is about to get a whole lot sweeter, with the award-winning development hosting the city’s first chocolate festival on Saturday 21st October.

Taking place in Central Square between 11am and 6pm, Chocival, Birmingham’s first chocolate festival in association with established market operator, Sketts, will feature music, entertainment and food stalls selling a range of indulgent and unusual chocolate treats.

 

Free to attend and suitable for the whole family, the Brindleyplace Chocival is sure to hit the sweet spot for the city’s chocoholics.