Traders, charities, community groups and performers are encouraged to apply to be part of Ashfield District Council’s summer extravaganza event, Ashfield Day.
This year’s event will take place on Sutton Lawn on Saturday 5 August from 10.30am – 10pm.
Last year’s event attracted an incredible 12,500 visitors who flocked to the park to watch performances from local singers, a poetry reading, and a historical play. Now the Council is looking for singers, dancers, sports groups, and performers to put on a show on either the main stage or the community stage. Interested people and groups can apply online here: https://rebrand.ly/AshfieldDay
The event’s bustling market village was a huge hit last year and it is returning this year with a wide variety of stalls offering a selection of goods including candles, wax melts, clothing, accessories, pet accessories, gifts, crafts, and baked sweet and savoury treats. Now charities, community groups, and heritage groups are being encouraged to send in their applications to be part of the event by 28 July. Charities, community groups and heritage groups can apply online: https://outoftheboxevents.co.uk/ashfield-charityandcommunity/
Anyone who is interested in having a stall for the day can apply online: https://outoftheboxevents.co.uk/ashfield-traders/
Ashfield Day is set to be bigger and better this year with a line-up of top tribute acts on the main stage, a huge funfair, an armed forces and emergency services area, two bars serving alcohol and soft drinks, a food court, the community stage and Feel Good Families marquee, free face painting, an open-air cinema, an extreme sports area, a dog show, and animal experiences.
Cllr Chris Huskinson, Executive Lead for Leisure, Health and Wellbeing, said “Ashfield Day is the perfect opportunity for local charities, community groups and heritage groups to increase awareness of their causes. We encourage everyone to apply for a space, we value the different element that these groups bring to our events, and we would love to see more groups at the event.
“The Ashfield community is why we created Ashfield Day in the first place; to celebrate the people who live, work, and go to school here. There are so many talented people in Ashfield so we would love to fill our community stage with a jam-packed timetable with as many performers as possible, so please apply now. It will be a great experience for entertainers to put on a show in front of thousands of visitors.”