The Northampton Town Festival is back for 2018 and bigger and better than ever. A fun-filled throwback to the iconic Northampton Town Show and the Balloon Festival, Northampton Town Festival is once again bringing the hot air balloons back to the Racecourse on Kettering Road, Northampton, for the third year running. Mark the 7th &8th July in your diary, you don’t want to miss this!
Last year’s festival was such an incredible success, attracting visitors not just from Northamptonshire, but other areas, due to the varied attractions and, of course, the balloons. The organisers of the festival, Show Time Events Group, are also delighted that they are able to keep the festival at the Racecourse, which is large enough to accommodate the estimated 65,000+ attending and offer free entry into the event.
Showtime events group are also urging local traders to get involved and have a booking form on their website so that traders can apply for stalls in their marqueees. They are also looking for businesses that would like to get involved with the event via sponsorship opportunities.
About The 2017 Festival
The Northampton Town Festival was a completely free event to attend and had something for everyone to enjoy.
The Giant Funfair was open on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday and allowed visitors to purchase half price rides before the dates of the actual show, allowing larger families to have more fun without spending a fortune.
The weekend was also packed with free entertainment including Broke FMX Freestyle Motocross Show, the Knights of Nottingham (Medieval Jousting), Vander Wheel of Death and Kung Fu displays from Mighty Monkeys.
Other fun activities included_animal displays and fantastic all day live music and displays from the music stage including classic rhythm and blues from the Yellow Dog Blues Band, songs from local singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter, foot rocking Ska music from The Two Tones and so much more!
There were also stalls with goods, food and drink from local traders dotted throughout, including ‘bars’ serving alcohol for the adults. Showtime Events Group, who organise the run the festival, are extremely passionate about supporting local traders and giving them the opportunity to display their trade by offering space at the festival at reasonable rates, including reduced rates for charities.
Bigger and better for 2018
Feedback is important, and after last year’s event, Show Time Events Group were keen to hear what people thought, so they released a survey, welcoming feedback from the public, and having taken the results into consideration plans for an even bigger and better festival began. 2018’s festival includes even more exhibitors, a bigger funfair, even more arena entertainment and a variety of food, drink and trade options.
A few words from David Bailey, Event Organiser
“We were absolutely thrilled with the turnout of The Northampton Town Festival in 2016 and 2017… with so much achieved in such a short space of time, it needed to be re-arranged for 2018!
As a free event, we expected a great turn out and we were not disappointed – we can only expect bigger crowds for 2018. More entertainment, more arenas and some surprise acts – subject to permission granted of course!
Whilst Showtime Events Group hope more people come to our event, we also hope to bring more visitors to Northampton town as tourism is beneficial for other businesses in the town too!”