Chatteris Midsummer Festival

Posted 19 Apr 2021

Exciting news for Chatteris – the Alternative Chatteris Midsummer Festival will feature the first ever Family Colour Fun Run in Chatteris on Sunday 27th June 2021 at Furrowfields Recreation Ground.

Organisers of the Festival are determined to put on some form of event this year and have been planning long and hard with a series of ideas put forward based on different levels of lockdown measures or the lifting of all restrictions.

At the March meeting of the group a decision was taken on which plan to pursue and it was agreed to follow the scheme which means there will be no festival events on the Saturday but there will be family orientated events on the Sunday. In addition to the fun run, there will be a dog show, live music and food vans.

Guided by advice from Fenland District Council, it was agreed that it would be best not to rely on all restrictions being lifted on the 21st June as this could lead to disappointment and extra costs if planned attractions had to be cancelled at the last moment. So plans were made which follow the guidelines due to be introduced on the 17th May.

There will be no charge for the event, as the site will not be fenced, and in order to keep the temporary infrastructure to a minimum there will be no marquee or gazebos. Visitors will be warned that there will be no shade or cover but toilets and first aid cover will be provided. There will also be no parade, community stalls or bar.

It is hoped the Colour Fun Run, which is being sponsored by Jacks, will prove to be very popular and will become an annual attraction. Participants will have to book to take part in the run in advance,

It is also hoped that families will bring along their own picnic blankets and set up a space on the field to enjoy the food and music whilst socially distancing from others if needed.

Chatteris Town Council, Fenland District Council and the steering group are aiming for a low key day of fun which abides by any restrictions still in place.

Any offers to help on that day would be greatly appreciated. To contact the steering group please either email , go the Festival website of Facebook page or ring 01354 695166.


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