THE Fordingbridge Events Group is looking ahead to next month’s Fordingbridge Festival and has revealed just some of the entertainment that will be on offer.

The event takes place on July 20 and runs from 10.30am to 5pm at Fordingbridge Recreation Group.

In the main arena, there will be acts including a heavy horse obstacle course, a birds of prey display, a fire and rescue demonstration, tug of war, children’s tractor pull, football skills and more.

There will also be a music stage with performances from local musicians running throughout the day.

For younger visitors the kid’s zone will have face painting, bungee trampolines, a climbing wall, tea cup rides, badge making, Punch and Judy and children’s entertainer Krazy Kev.

This year will also see the return of the countryside area where there is a chance to meet some farm animals, watch chainsaw woodcarving and take part in ferret racing among other things. In the dog zone, which is being run by Colfords of Fordingbridge, there will be lots of owner and dog competitions, including best puppy, waggiest tail and best rescue, culminating in a best in show.

For those interested in vehicles, the festival will have over 60 classic cars, vintage tractors, bikes, scooters, lawnmowers and steam engines.

Nicky Jenkins, the chairman of Fordingbridge Events Group, said: “The festival, which is the Fordingbridge Events Group’s main fundraiser and is run by a team of volunteers, is a great day out for all the family. There is so much to see and do and we want everyone to have a great day. We are currently looking for volunteers to spare some time to help with marshalling on the day. Anyone who can spare two hours to help out will get free entry to the festival.”

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