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All the fun of the fair... and more
11:20am Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
THE Stow Cotswold Festival held over the Bank Holiday weekend saw the town come to life with an amazing array of entertainment.
The fun began on Saturday with a dog show judged by The Hon Hugh Tollemache and the Rev Martin Short. Other attractions included pony rides, ferret racing, children’s games and the fire college rowing challenge.
A steel band played in the town Square and a country fair was held at St Edward’s Church. Sunday featured a Civic Service with Dame Janet Trotter, Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, in attendance and cookery and craft classes. The Square was closed to traffic on Monday and after an official opening by the town crier the streets were filled with strolling entertainers including Miramar Belly Dancers, the Tewkesbury Mummers and Kevin the Barber Surgeon.
Children from Stow Primary School took part in a fashion show at St Edward’s Hall, stepping out on to a spectacular illuminated catwalk and the festival drew to a moonlit close with crowds enjoying a barn dance.
Maggie Deacon, chairman of the Stow Cotswold Festival Committee, said: “We thank the many Stow and Cotswold businesses and other local organisations, which supported the Festival. I would also like to thank the volunteers.”
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