First of all a big 'thank you' to those that supported the festival in 2013. We have since the 2013 festival handed out a total of over £30,000 in donations to various local and national charities and local projects.
2014 sees the 20th Anniversary of the Shackerstone Family Festival. Not bad for three groups of volunteers to have achieved since we gave ourselves three years to have some fun and raise some cash for local projects. How its blossomed.
No Red Arrows this year. they are in Northern Ireland and Switzerland (long way to go with a caravan) but the entertainment booked offers a great weekend for all those involved. Evening entertainment on two nights for those staying with us.
Discounted prices are offered to UKCampsite members and hopefully the form will soon be attached to this thread.
*Aerostars –Yak Aerobatic Display Team (Sunday only)
*Wildcat Aerobatic Formation Team (Saturday only)
*Knights of Nottingham – Robin Hood & the Sheriff of Nottingham and a Jousting Tournament
* Sheep Racing & Duck Herding from Bob Hogg
*Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire Display
* Peak Vale Tractor Pulling Spectacle
plus arena support events
BEER and CIDER FESTIVAL
Over Thirty Real Ale Beers and Ciders and Entertainment from Phase One Steel Band and Leicestershire Co-op (Snibston) Band
THE 20th ANNUAL STEAM & CANAL FESTIVAL
Working Narrow boats – Many other Canal Narrow Boats
Huge Classic Car, Commercial & Vintage Motor Cycle Rally Military Vehicles - Traction Engines – Vintage Tractors - Exhibition stands - Classic Caravans
Steam & Diesel Locomotives - Miniature Train Rides
SHACKIESAURUS CHILDRENS CLUB
For all the Young & Young at Heart
with the Antics Crew
Agility and Obedience Demonstrations from Nuneaton Dog Training Club – ‘Have-a-Go’ Sessions
LAWN MOWER RACING ARENA
Qualifying Heats and the Shackerstone Grand Prix Mower Racing from the North West Lawn Mower Racing Association
WILD WEST ARENA
Living History in the American Wild West frontier from the Lincoln County Regulators performing realistic shoot outs at the ‘OK Canal’
AROUND THE FESTIVAL
Traditional Children’s Fun Fair & 60ft Ferris Wheel – Donkey Rides - Many Trade Stands Craft, Market & Food Hall Marquee - Refreshment area ….and much much more…….
BENEFICIARIES for 2014 will include: Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Leicester Children’s Holiday Centre (Mablethorpe) - Ashby Canal Restoration - Battlefield Line Railway - Shackerstone & Congerstone Village Projects - Many other fund raising charities & local projects attending. (2013 over £30,000 distributed to local & national recipients)
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There have already been over 150 exhibit application forms received from people who want to bring everything from military vehicles, classic cars, vintage motorcycles, Traction Engines both large and small and much much more.
Geoff (of 'Geoff and Pauline' - in charge of caravans and camping fame) has informed me there are a number of UKCampsite members now booked in for the festival. Please make sure you use the form showing the UKCampsite name on the form and price discount for members so that the members can be allocated in the same space.
The final day for the current discounted price to UKCampsite members is the 22nd August.
Although there will still be a discounted price after this date all camping prices increase on the 23rd as the closer we get to the event the removal of the early bird discount subsides.
Think that makes some sense.
Thanks for looking.
If in doubt ring Geoff & Pauline, 0116 2911268 (evenings only or leave message on ansaphone) or 07887 812106
Outfit: Caravan Location: London Joined: 16/11/2013
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It will be our 1st time here , so if it is as good as Elveston, we are on to a winner. We hope to meet some more of you , so pop in for a chat and a cuppa.
We will have our "Kent ( Invicta horse ), and Help for heroes" flags up ( weather permitting).
Steve & Christine
------------- A war does not decide who is right , just who is left..
The counting down of days is almost now just counting hours before the start of our twentieth family festival.
We already have some UKCampsite members on site, Brian and Margaret, who are assisting us setting up the fields ready for the weekends fun...and our thanks to them.
If you require any last minute details on the Festival regarding camping please ring Geoff & Pauline, 07887 812106 (or until Wednesday 0116 2911268)