As always we have tried to bring something new to the festival that will entertain young and old alike. Linking the main act to the environment theme we developed with the children at Sutton Primary School we are proud to invite, 7 Stanes Display Team, as one of the main acts.
What do you get when you cross some (slightly crazy) trails riders and one (very brave) downhill expert with lots of large boxes, ramps and beams in an arena?
The answer is - an awe inspiring performance by the 7stanes Bike Display Team..
For several years now, the 7stanes Display Team has traveled the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland, wowing audiences everywhere they go with their skills and bravado. Whether it's leaping across an 8 foot gap; jumping over a 1 metre high bar or balancing on a 2 inch wide beam, there is nothing these young riders won't do to ensure their audiences are amazed and entertained. Pats riders have even included the world famous Danny MacAskill.
Then we have the 1949 Foster Threshing Drum and 1954 Reffold Baler, powered by a Robey Steam Traction Engine made in 1926. As always we try to mix the modern with the traditional roots of the festival.
We will have lots of local musicians performing on the Sunday in the beer marque, and what has become known as "T at the Festival" on Saturday starting at 5:00 o'clock, local and national artists will perform for you, Archway a group of ex Tuxford Academy pupils, Gumbo a real thumping blues duo, Luke Jackson the rising star of the roots / folk scene BBC Radio 2 young musician of the year finalist and to end the night the very local and extremely talented Love Boat Captains.
Please come along and enjoy, the money you spend at the festival ends up supporting many local charities and organisations, from Busy Bee's to Green Willows we do try to support organisations that can struggle for funding, around £10,000 has been donated to local organisations over the last five years.Read More
Ye Olde Redtail Falconry are Ray and Wendy Aliker and are one of the most well-known and memorable display teams in the UK. Ray and Wendy present a falconry display like no other using music, costume and showmanship to illustrate the grace and majesty of the birds in flight.
Marvel at the speed of the falcons and be amazed at Archie and Elsie the Vultures. Learn about Kestrels, Kites and the Snowy Owl as they glide effortlessly from above. Find out what it's like to be a mouse, as they fly Hibou, the European Eagle Owl - a truly unforgettable experience!
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Both old favourites and new will be at the festival this year, with something for everyone, from Vintage Motors to Punch and Judy; Bouncy Castles to Bouncy Acrobats and not forgetting the absolutely fantastic Dancing Dogs!!!
PS - Don't forget our tremendous Saturday tea time evening entertainment - Sutton's own "T at the Festival", we have a great selection of bands lined up, together with a hog roast and BBQ and of course the bar will be open until late!
So do come along and have a great weekend and at the same time help raise valuable funds for the use in the village.Read More
The Festival is built around the traditional Steam Threshing method of producing wheat and baling straw. In August willing volunteers help to harvest the locally grown wheat using a 1950s Lanz Binder.
Under the guidance of Robin Drury over the two days 2 ton of wheat is processed through a 1949 Foster Threshing Drum and baled by a 1954 Reffold Baler. A Robey Steam Traction Engine made in 1926 produces the power to run the threshing drum. The whole process is a reminder of the hard work that harvesting once was and what a difference the invention of the combine harvester has made. The threshing machine processing at full power is a sight not to be missed.
The festival was originally organised to raise funds for the restoration of the village church. However over the years the festival has developed and grown to be a well-known feature of the village as well as providing an invaluable means of raising money for local organisations.
Over the years thousands of pounds have been raised to the benefit of the local community.Read More