Roll up, roll up for Welwyn festivities!

PUBLISHED: 13:21 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:25 26 June 2018

A tug-of-war at Welwyn Festival. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Festival

A tug-of-war at Welwyn Festival. Picture: supplied by Welwyn Festival

supplied by Welwyn Festival

Kim Wilde will be casting a judicious eye over this year’s circus-themed fancy dress parade at Welwyn Festival this Saturday.

This year’s festival stretches over a fortnight, and has already played host to a wealth of events such as the street market, the Welwyn Oscars, musical events in St Mary’s Church and elsewhere, the Welwyn 10k run, open gardens, and a Roman Fun Day.

The celebrations will conclude with the family fun day and fancy dress parade, judged by Kim Wilde.

With clear skies and bright sun predicted, it should be a glorious day for the parade, which will start at 12.50 at Welwyn Civic Centre and will finish on Singlers Marsh.

This year’s fun day will feature classic cars, music, and Punch and Judy, as well as the usual favourites of rides, family games area, tug of war, dog shows and many other activities.

As well as bringing the community together, Welwyn Festival has raised more than £80,000 for a number of local charities in the last 14 years.

The festival charities this year are Waste Not Want Not, Welwyn Friendship Club, St. John of God Nursery, St Mary’s Church Preservation Fund, Blood Runners, Welwyn Fernery Group, The Mixed Group, and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance.

Programmes are available at Welwyn St Mary’s Church, the Danesbury Charity Shop and Tesco in Welwyn.

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