Annual Hitchin festival to return for 46th year

PUBLISHED: 11:26 27 February 2020 | UPDATED: 14:20 27 February 2020

Wrybngwrymn Vikings do battle at last year's Walsworth Festival. Picture: Alan J Millard

Wrybngwrymn Vikings do battle at last year's Walsworth Festival. Picture: Alan J Millard

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Organised by volunteers and assisted by local groups, the Walsworth Festival provides a healthy mix of old-fashioned family fun and modern attractions every year.

The Walsworth Festival organisers. Picture: Alan MillardThe Walsworth Festival organisers. Picture: Alan Millard

This year's festival will take place in Walsworth Common, on Sunday, May 17 between 11am and 4pm and is due to be opened by NHDC's chair.

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The arena events this year include the Wryngwyrn, a Viking re-enactment group who will perform and set-up a live history encampment, and the popular Lesnick's School of Ballet.

Hermitage Hall Bar and Restaurant will provide the bar and also host a musical stage, and a variety of food - including vegan options for the first time - will be offered by Hitchin Street Food.

Face painting at Walsworth Festival. Picture: Alan J MillardFace painting at Walsworth Festival. Picture: Alan J Millard

Other highlights on the day will include Punch and Judy, Hitchin youth brass band, fairground rides and charity stalls which will offer books, cakes, raffles and more.

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