Another successful Fordingbridge Festival

Fordingbridge Events Group today announces that the Fordingbridge Festival, which took place at the Fordingbridge Recreation Ground on the 20th of July 2019, was a resounding success.

Nicky Jenkins, Chair of the Fordingbridge Events Group, says: “We have had some really lovely feedback from the community, visitors to the festival, stallholders and from volunteers.

“We are chuffed that everyone had such a great time and we were blessed with the weather! We have already had some constructive feedback which will be discussed at our wash up meeting and plans are already afoot for next year’s festival, which will take place on the 18th July 2020.

“The volunteer team behind the festival has worked incredibly hard since the start of this year to put on this large event and I am really proud of everyone who has got on board and helped us out. It’s really great to know that all the hard work, late nights – and the damp, drizzly early start of the build last Friday – was really appreciated!”

Festival goers were treated to a variety of displays including Fordingbridge Fire and Rescue, heavy horse obstacle racing, a tractor pull, a tug of war as well live music, countryside skills, dog events and a kids’ zone. Plus, in attendance were over 65 stalls, 70 classic cars and other vintage vehicles.

Huge support from corporate sponsors

Corporate sponsors on board for the 2019 festival were:

  • Pennyfarthing Homes
  • PDQ Airspares
  • Elliotts
  • RNC Fabrications
  • County EPOS Systems
  • Girlings
  • Alfa Display & Design
  • Dan Walters Motor Mechanic
  • Fordingbridge Tyre & Battery
  • Versatiles
  • Forest Pet Supplies
  • Hearts at Homecare
  • Dibben Joinery
  • Fordingbridge Service Station
  • Ringwood and Fordingbridge Skip Hire
  • The Gourmet Grocer
  • Padua Communications.

Nicky continues: “We literally could not do the festival without the help of our sponsors and we are extremely grateful for their assistance. As well as enabling us to put on a great festival, it means we can take any proceeds from the festival and put them into other community events.”

Fordingbridge Events Group is keen to hear from stallholders and organisations that are interested in taking part in next year’s festival and for the group’s Christmas in Fordingbridge 2019 event. Anyone who wants to share feedback, show their interest in either event or is looking to get involved with Fordingbridge Events Group can do so via our contact page.