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Newington Village Festival

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The annual festival is on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from Noon until 6pm on the school field ME9 7LB.

A family-friendly afternoon packed with attractions, including children's fancy dress and magician, tug-of-war, dance and gymnastics displays, sideshows and a fairground.

The parish-council event, organised in conjunction with Demelza, is one of the largest events of its kind in Swale.

It features five top Kent bands: Jamie and the Jets (Elton John tribute), the KickBacks, Marylebone Jelly, the Stress Monkeys and Key Street.

There will be a WWI living history group, a chainsaw carver, birds of prey, display of classic cars, craft demonstrations, and stalls plus BBQ, curries, tea tent, real ales, Pimms and ices.

The men's tug-of-war tournament (1pm) will be followed by, for the first time, a women's contest (2.15pm). Entry for teams of 8-10 people, aged 18+, is free and no experience is necessary.
The fancy dress for Years 2 and under, and Years 3-6, is free and there will be a gift for all entrants and prizes for the winners. It's at 3pm and will be followed by Mrs Dolly Mixture's Magic Show at 3.30pm.

General admission is £2 with under 16s free.

For more details contact or 07719 942782. For updates: Facebook/Newington Festival or @NewingtonFest.

Please note that dogs [except guide dogs], smoking and alcohol not bought on the site are not allowed on the school premises.

Where: Newington School Field, ME9 7LB.
When: Noon until 6pm
Contact: or 07590 464700.

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