20th Oct, 2017

Looking forward to a Vintage time

Evesham Editorial 1st May, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE CLOCKS will be turned back in Evesham once again this weekend when it plays hosts to the annual Vintage Festival.

Following its huge success last year, the festival returns for a second year during the Bank Holiday weekend (Sunday, May 4 and Monday, May 5) in Market Square.

The event will see Evesham celebrate the 1940s and 1950s in style with it being held on the weekend prior to VE (Victory In Europe) Day on Thursday, May 8.

All the fun starts with the festival launch party on Saturday (May 3) at the High Street’s Amber Cafe where live music will kick the festival into gear from 9pm ahead of two days full of vintage activity.

Vintage stalls will be set up around the town centre with classic cars from the era on display. There will also be hairdressing booths so people can have their haircut in the style from that period of time.

The event will also have live music and other vintage inspired items such as wagon camper vans, a vintage ice cream van and a retro caravan.

Last year’s first event was hailed a huge success with thousands of people turning up in their droves and dressing up.

Festival organiser Lizzie Taylor-Smith told the Observer she hoped this year’s event would build on the success of last year.

“There will be more entertainment and things going on this year,” she said.

“I’ve been inundated with emails and calls about the event so preparations have gone well so far. The feedback from last year was really positive and this will be annual event until the day I decide not to go along with it.

“We had an estimated attendance of 5,000 people last year so lets hope it can be bettered this year.”


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