Full speed ahead for Foxton festival plans

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Organisers of the Foxton Locks Festival have said that this years spectacle will be back bigger and better than ever before.

Along with hundreds of trade and craft stalls there will be live music on stage from a variety of artists.

A Viking and Saxon Living Village will also be set up on site, so that festival-goers can experience how our ancestors used to live .

The event, which runs from Saturday, June 21 to Sunday, June 22, is being organised by the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust, and its company secretary said the event will have something for the whole family.

Mike Beech said: “There really is something for everyone, we have the live music on every day, and at night, we have the fair, the tractors and steam engines, and a lot of things added onto that as well.

“Not only that, the grounds at Foxton are worth visiting on their own.

“So, we’re hoping for a great weekend. We’ve been doing this for a few years now and keep getting bigger and better.”

He added that the organisers are looking to build on last year’s success.

He said: “ Last year we had a very good turnout, but we’re hoping to build on that and get more people coming along this year.”

Motor enthusiasts will be able to see another one of the festival highlights, with a collection of vintage vehicles, including classic cars, fire appliances, tractors, and a 1948 lorry, on show.

There will also be livestock exhibits, which will include birds of prey, alpacas, parrots, a miniature zoo, and ferret racing. There will also be many more attractions, including fire dancing shows.

Festival organisers are now looking for volunteers to help them out during the event, with Mr Beech saying that they are vital in helping the festival run smoothly and be a success.

Festival director, Ann Bushby, added: “ It’s down to the volunteers that the festival happens. Help us make 2014 even better.

“If you are interested in volunteering please email festival@fipt.org.uk.

“If you don’t fancy being a volunteer, then bring the family for a splendid day out.”

Directions to the site and all other information about the festival can be found at www.foxtonlocksfestival.co.uk.