Still time to make a pitch for Hitchin festival stalls

Raqs Sharqi Dancers. Pic by Alan Millard

Raqs Sharqi Dancers. Pic by Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

North Hertfordshire’s largest free festival returns next month with organisers revealing there are a few spaces left for stallholders who would like to pitch up at the event.

This year’s Walsworth Festival will be held on Sunday, May 18, on Walsworth Common and at St Faith’s Church in Woolgrove Road, Hitchin.

The festival, founded by St Faith’s Church, has been held for the past 40 years.

Organising committee member Alan Millard, who is a district councillor for the Hitchin Walsworth ward, said: “Whatever the weather we are hoping that it is going to be a great event and that it will draw in the crowds.

“Walsworth Festival is a real family and community event and we hope that people will come along and enjoy the entertainment and the stalls.”


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Attractions for this year include ferret racing, vintage cars and the Letchworth Morris Men, as well as music and dance acts, a mini funfair, and numerous stalls and games.

The popular scout train, a Punch and Judy show and a magician will also be entertaining the crowds, while a wide variety of refreshments will be available.

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The festival will run from 11am until 4pm on Walsworth Common and will be opened by the chairman of North Herts District Council Jane Gray.

St Faith’s Church opens at 1pm, and will play host to performances of music and dance from schools and groups.

For more information about setting up a stall and the event in general contact Mr Millard on 01462 623740.

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