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2nd – 3rd September 2017

This year’s festival will be celebrating the Victorian era. We will also be welcoming members of the Steampunk community. Steampunk is a creative re-imagining of Victorian Britain.

The festival falls on the first full weekend in September so come down, show your support and most of all have a great time! There will be a range of activities and acts on to suit everyone’s taste.

Look out for Granny Turismo’s shopping trolley dance, Dako’s Flying Angels gymnastic performance, the beautiful classic cars, fantastic live music and much more.

The Sutton on Trent Festival, run by the Sutton on Trent Village Fund raises charitable funds to be distributed around the local area. The festival is a reflection of the strong community spirit in the local community. In 2016 the festival celebrated its 30th year.

We hope to make 2017 one of the best and most successful festivals yet!

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Earlybird Ticket Offer
Ends 18th August 2017
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Steam Threshing

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.

Festival Arena – 11 Main Street, Sutton on Trent, NG23 6PF

The Festival takes place in the field next to Marshalls of Sutton on Trent bus depot, located in the centre of Sutton on Trent. Easily accessible from the A1 with parking available in the adjacent field.

DOORS OPEN Midday Saturday & 11:00 am. Sunday
No entry onto site after 5:00 pm. Saturday without tickets.

Prices for purchasing online (online sales end 18th August):

  • Earlybird Family Weekend £12.00
  • Earlybird Adult Weekend £8.00
  • Earlybird Senior Weekend £5.00

What to look out for…

  • Bookstall
  • The Sutton On Trent Bake Off
  • Refreshments
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Music

STEAMPUNK AT SUTTON FESTIVAL

Sutton Festival welcomes the Steampunk community this year. Don’t be put off by the name though or the outfits – Steampunks are a friendly, inclusive bunch who like nothing better than to discuss their latest charity or junk shop finds over a cup of tea (or maybe a gin) and a slice of cake.

GREYHOUNDS & FUN DOG SHOW

The Retired Greyhound Trust bring their greyhounds to the Sutton on Trent Festival. Also bring your dog along to enter the fun dog competition!

CRAFTS TENT

In the crafts tent you will find local businesses ranging from handmade jewellery, to homemade honey.

BBQ TEAM

Our finest chefs will provide you with the best quality burgers and hot dogs.

BRIC-A-BRAC & LEGO APPEAL

You can be sure to pick up a bargain here! There is a wide range of items which need a new home.

Alongside the bric-a-brac, the Sutton on Trent Library is appealing to residents for any unwanted Lego.

HORTICULTURE & FLORAL CLASSES

Your homegrown fruit and vegetables, as well as floral arrangements will be on display and judged in classes.

RAF BBMF LANCASTER FLY OVER

Provided by the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, a Lancaster will fly at low level over the village.

“Been flipping burgers since time immemorial, and they just get tastier. If you haven’t tried them before, then get down this year.”

GRAEME HARNESS • BBQ TEAM LEADER

“I have been coming for as long as I can remember. They love dogs here, I get loads of attention! I get to meet up with some old friends, the greyhounds. They are full of ‘tails’ of derring-do.”

TUFFERS • TOP DOG

Where your money goes…

This is a non-profit event and all your money spent at entrance, and throughout the weekend goes back to the community by supporting local events. We
generate an annual fund for donations which is broadly related to the amount of money raised at the gate, recently we have supported:

Sutton on Trent Primary School, transport to their Christmas Panto.

Defibrillator group.

Sutton on Trent Church summer fete.

Sutton on Trent Methodist Church hall.

Green Willows.

And many others.

FAQs

The Festival takes place in the field next to Marshalls of Sutton on Trent bus depot, located in the centre of Sutton on Trent.

Adjacent to the festival site there is a large field to park. Parking is free of charge.

The Marshall’s bus 37 route is a hourly service which runs from Newark to Retford, and passes just outside the festival site. Click here to be directed to their timetable.

Yes, but we recommend purchasing tickets online for a reduced ticket price. Click here to be directed to the ticket site.

It starts 12:00 PM Saturday and finishes Sunday 5:00 PM.

YouTube video of Sutton on Trent Festival

Contact Us

If you have any queries ring us on 07510 526445