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 pageSo 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.
If you are interested in a stall at the Festival then click here to send a message to JonathanN.B. The Rotary Club of Royston would like to thank John O’Conner Ltdfor 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