Festival all set to bring in crowds

Crowds at last year's Christmas Festival ENGEMN00120130912142036
Crowds at last year's Christmas Festival ENGEMN00120130912142036
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Business owners in Horncastle are bracing themselves for one of their busiest times of the year on Sunday - at the town’s Christmas Festival.

Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Horncastle for the event.

Around 2,000 people attended last year’s festival and organisers are promising the 2015 version will be “even bigger and better.”

Town mayor Councollor Sandra Campbell-Wardman, who is also on the Festival Committee, said: “It should be a fantastic day out for the whole family.

“It’s one of the biggest events in the town’s calender - if not the entire area.

“There’s something for everyone. Such a lot of hard work has gone into it, we’re hoping it will get the support it deserves.”

There will be 115 different stalls lining North Street, The Bull Ring, High Street, the Market Place and West Street.

They will offer a wide range of locally produced crafts and gifts - along with refreshments.

The town’s Community Centre is booked out.

There will also be children’s rides, street entertainment, a Punch and Judy Show, drummers and a fairground organ.

Live entertainment will be provided by Whiskey Before Breakfast, Bows and Braces, Steve B and the Illusion Disco.

The event will start at 10.30am and close at around 4pm, although all timings are approximate.

Some roads in the area will be closed. There will be free parking at The Wong but normal charges will apply at other ELDC car parks.

Organisers are keeping fingers crossed for fine weather after the Summer Festival was washed out by storms.

Coun Campbell-Wardman added: “This is a great chance to really show everyone what Horncastle is all about.”