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Club of Royston,Herts, UK
President: Graeme Dargie

Kite Festival and Historic Vehicle Show -

Organiser Jonathan Berks

                  
This   annual   event   is   held   on   Therfield   Heath   at   Royston   and   is   the   Clubs   “Flagship”   event   of   the   year   bringing   in   thousands   of spectators   from   the   area.      It   is   usually   held   on   the   first   Sunday   of   August   and   this   year   it   is   being   held   on   Sunday   6th   August between 10.30 and 4.30 . This   is   a   truly   family   day   out   where   many   groups   arrive   with   their   own   lightweight   chairs   and   picnic   hampers   in   order   to   see   a   huge variety   of   kites   being   flown   by   organised   and   professional   kite   flying   teams.      But   it’s   not   all   watching,   the   children   have   their   own sessions   where   they   bring   their   own   kites   along   for   flying   in   the   main   arena.      Those   who   have   forgotten   to   bring   their   kites   needn’t despair either because the Club sells low cost kites at the gate and the children can even make their own in the kite workshop. There   are   always   loads   of   stalls   selling   various goods   scattered   around   the   edge   of   the   site plus   many   food   stalls   and   ice   cream   vans   to satisfy the hungriest of people. Have   a   look   at   the   video   on   the   left   which   was created   by   one   of   our   visitors   to   the   2016   Kite Festival.        You’ll    get    a    better    flavour    of    the event than mere words can convey!  This   year,   for   the   first   time,   the   Kite   Festival   will   have   the   added   attraction   of   the   Historic   Vehicle   Show   alongside.      This   show,   which proves   very   popular   at   the   Royston   May   Fayre,   will   have   a   range   of   interesting   vehicles   of   all   types   and   ages   for   your   inspection   and perhaps   to   bring   back   some   memories   of   long   gone   vehicles   you   may   have   owned   yourself   at   one   time   (and   now   wish   you’d   kept).     Albert Sharpe will also be bringing his tractor which children love to clamber over. Why not also look at some of the photo galleries from previous years by following the Kite Festival links on our Photo Galleries page So give the Kite Festival a try this year.  The entry fee is only £3 for over 14s and all children under that age are FREE.

The Kite Festival is a charitable event and all proceeds this year will be sent to Royston and South Cambs Homestart 

If you are interested in a stall at the Festival then click here to send a message to Jonathan N.B.   The   Rotary   Club   of   Royston   would   like   to   thank   John   O’Conner   Ltd    for   cutting   the   grass   that   made   it   possible   to   hold   the   Historic   Vehicle Show alongside the Kite Festival. Rotary Club of Royston Trust Fund - Registered Charity Number 1123456
Show over for 2017.  Check back here to see arrangements for 2018  Meanwhile, Have a look at our report and pictures of the 2017 event. What We Do Other Activities Photo Galleries