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Take the best parts of the Chatteris Historic Festivals mix them with the popular bits of the Jubilee Festival and what do you have – Chatteris Midsummer Festival 2013.

This year’s Festival, which will run from June 26 to 30 at Furrowfields Recreation Ground, sees the return of the walking parade and the school’s Living History Day after a break last year. The theme of this year’s parade, which will leave the Church Lane car park at 11am on Saturdaythe, is Over the Rainbow and Songs of the Sixties. The organisers are hoping as many local groups and clubs will take part as possible and that crowds will line the streets to cheer on the participants.

The Party in the Park, Tug of War and It’s a Knockout competitions which proved to be so popular over the Jubilee weekend are also returning as are the clairvoyance evening, the cream teas and the arena events which will include performances by local youth groups, historic re-enactments, children’s entertainers and musical items.

New for this year will by the Great Chatteris Cake Baking and Decorating competition, Disco inferno with music from the 60s and 70s and a performance of ‘Ours Was the Fen Country’ by a professional theatrical company.

Attractions for children will include junior versions of the Tug of War and It’s a Knockout competitions on the Sunday, a climbing wall and warzone laser games on the Saturday, performances by Devilstick Peat and the Dragons of Wye-ten and the ever popular fun fair over the weekend.

For more details, entry forms etc, contact Joanna Melton on 01354 695166, e-mail chatteriscouncil@btconnect.com