Fordingbridge Festival returns!

Fordingbridge Festival returns!

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 6:02am 20th July 2019.

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The biggest day of the year in the town is here today (20th July), with some great activities set up.

A new committee took over the day in 2018, with over 5,000 going last year.

This year, Fordingbridge Town Council have applied free parking in the town so more people can enjoy the event.

Nicky Jenkins, Chair of the Fordingbridge Events Group, says:

"We spoke to Fordingbridge Town Council about applying for free parking in Fordingbridge on the day of the festival and it has worked its magic again this year.

"Both town car parks will be free all day so as well as having a day packed full of activities on the recreation ground, visitors will be able to visit the town, which is full of independent shops and boutiques."


The event starts at 10.30am and runs until 5pm at the Fordingbridge Recreation Ground.

Fordingbridge Festival 2018
Dogs can take part in trials

There will be music on from local musicians Alis Eaton, Tom Gwyther, Kez Hinton, Harry Budd, The Homing and a number of Burgate school performers.

The will also be:

  • Dog display area
  • Childrens area with rides and activities
  • Over 60 stalls
  • Vintage vehicles
  • Plenty of acts including a display by Fordingbridge Fire and Rescue
  • Much more...

Adult tickets for the festival are priced at £6, ages 6-16 are £1 and under 6 are free.


Although the day isn't officially part of the festival, there is a British Heavy Horse Driving Trials Club event.

Fordingbridge Festival 2018
The horse driving trials will be in the town both days

The shire horses will travel through the town at 9.30am and take part in a 5 kilometre drive through Fordingbridge.

Nicky said:

"This year we are again thrilled with the support we have received from Fordingbridge Town Council, the local businesses and the wider community.

"With the festival on the Saturday and The British Heavy Horse Driving Trials Club event on the Sunday morning, Fordingbridge is the place to be on the 20th and 21st of July. What better way to kick off the school holidays!"

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