Peasedown gets ready to party at 10th Annual Party in the Park Festival

Peasedown gets ready to party at 10th Annual Party in the Park Festival

Monday 4th June 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

There are just days to go until Peasedown St John’s biggest annual event – the 10th Party in the Park community festival.

Sponsored by St John’s Church, Care South, Bath Audi, Curo and Peasedown St John Parish Council, over 2,500 people are expected to come along to enjoy seven hours of live music and entertainment.

The event includes a huge array of stalls and attractions, Peasedown’s second Official Push Kart Race, a Dog Show, the return of the Peasedown Diamond cider, the results of the Party in the Park Grant Giveaway, and the announcement of the 2018 Sara Holley Community Award.

A new promotional film will also be made at the event, along with a Party in the Park flag raising ceremony at 12 noon, and the cutting of the 10th Birthday cake at 3.30pm.

Revd Matthew Street, Vicar at St John’s Church, said: “The event organisers have been working very hard to ensure this year’s Party in the Park is the best yet with even more attractions, performers and special guests. St John’s Church is always pleased to support events that make a positive impact in the community, which is why we are pleased to be one of the 2018 official sponsors.”

Main stage performances include DJ Pete Bailey, Pub Rock UK, Up Your Brass, the Bath Spa Band, Susan Hill School of Dance, Call the Shots, Bath All Starz, Boogie Bounce and Jamie Woodland Black Belt Academy.

The Somer Valley Foodbank, this year’s Official Event Partner, will be providing over 20 hours of volunteer support by helping to staff the festival gates.

Nathan Hartley is chairman of the festival’s organising committee, and was instrumental in setting up the event ten years ago. He commented: “We are hoping to top the last nine festivals and put on a show never seen before in Peasedown St John. The team has worked exceptionally hard this year. We have almost 60 attractions, more than 50 volunteers signed up to make sure things run smoothly, and have smashed our fundraising target of £3,000 which we need to host the event. The nine members of the management team have contributed more than 300 hours of volunteer time to ensure Peasedown’s Party in the Park lives up to its already positive reputation.”

To add extra excitement to the proceedings, this year’s Special Guest Hosts have been confirmed as Pete and Seb from Somer Valley FM.

As well as the Sara Holley Community Award and Somer Valley FM broadcasting live, other attractions and stalls include;

Rose’s Yummie Licious Cakes; BBQ; Disney Pops Delight; Juicey Orange Coffee Shop; Coffee and Donuts; Prosecco Bar; Gin Bar; The Red Post Beer Tent; Ice Cream; SpudStation; Candy Floss; Animal Welfare Birds of Prey and Reptiles; Annie & Grace Dog Boutique and Accessories; The Pupcake Princess Dog Bakery; Crafty Hounds and Forever Hounds Trust; Hair Braids and Facepainting; R & R; Melts Candles; Bath Theatrical Costume Hire; Plants; Utility Warehouse; Dicorato Jewellery; Snap Fitness 24-7; Camerton and Peasedown Croquet Club; Rollercoaster Ride; Mega Slide; Bungee Trampoline; Inflatable Bumper Cars; Teacups; Jumping Jo’s; Under The Sea Inflatable; Swings; Great Western Air Ambulance; Avon Fire and Rescue; Avon Wildlife Trust; Peasedown Social and Well-Being Group; Thornbury Hospital League of Friends; Air Cadets; Reversing For Cancer Tipper Truck with ‘Send a balloon’; St J’s Little Ones and a classic Bedford RL 1957.

Peasedown St John’s Party in the Park festival will be held on Saturday 9th June on Beacon Field, French Close (BA2 8SN), from 12noon – 7pm. Parking is limited around Orchard Way so people are encouraged to walk or use public transport. B&NES Council has granted a road closure for French Close for the duration of the event.