The Committee has been working hard and preparations for the 2024 Festival are well underway. The theme is ‘In the Sea, On the Sea, By the Sea’.
A full programme will be published when available. Here’s what we know so far, so please put the dates in your diaries.
Saturday 1st June
Community Fete & Charity Market including children’s entertainment with Punch & Judy, magician and the East Preston Ukelele Band
Paul Reason appearing as music legend George Michael, covering George’s career from Wham to the 90s hits and his beautiful ballads
Sunday 2nd June
Friday 7th June
Saturday 8th June
Festival Parade – we would love as many local organisations as possible to participate, and that all local residents come and watch and cheer on the participants
Sunday 9th June
There will be a change from previous years with the Fun Dog Show, hosted by sports presenter John Inverdale, being held in the morning, to be followed by the Grand Prize Draw and the grand finale to the 2024 Festival, Party on the Green, continuing through the afternoon
Old Favourites Returning
Race Night, Open Gardens & Art Trail, Antiques Valuation morning, Nick Cook’s Circus Fun Day and Bill Cole’s 3-day Funfair, Call my Wine Bluff Evening
More details on how to join in, and other events, will follow.
A special Big D-Day Picnic Lunch on the Village Green as part of national commemorations marking the 80th anniversary of the historic Normandy Landing. There will be food and drink stalls and music from the Silhouettes, a vintage style trio performing hits of that era.
Squinty McGinty’s Barn Dance - get out your checked shirt, stetson, put on your magic boots and dance the night away
NEW for 2024
Festival Bingo Night