Horncastle Regency Festival will be big draw

Some of the people who took part in the 2013 Regency Festival
Some of the people who took part in the 2013 Regency Festival

Don’t worry if you spot some people dressed from a bygone age over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the Lincolnshire Regency Festival which is based in and around Horncastle.

The events start on Friday May 2 with a welcome evening at the Bull Hotel.

It will feature music, drama and a performance of the Regency play ‘Deception and Discovery.’

The highlight of the four day programme will be a Grand Ball and Dinner at the Admiral Rodney Hotel on Sunday May 4.

Festival organisers are hoping the 2014 programme will be bigger and better than ever.

A spokesman said: “Sales of tickets have gone really well.

“The festival attracts people from all over the country so it does put this area on the map.”

After the opening evening, the festival moves to Woodhall Spa on Saturday May 3.

There will be a ‘promenade’ through the village, starting at the Petwood Hotel.

There will be horse drawn carriage rides, followed by lunch at the Petwood.

In the evening, there will be a Soiree at Sausthorpe Hall with a presentation by Sir Joseph Scott, a ‘Regency Dandy’. There will be card games, a buffet supper and musical entertainment.

The Grand Ball on Sunday will start at 6pm and on Bank Holiday Monday, there will be a Regency Day at Gunby Hall with dance displays. It will be followed by supper and songs at the White Hart Inn, Tetford.

Everyone who attends events is encouraged to wear costumes from the Victorian era although it is not compulsory.

More details of events - and tickets - are available from Julie on 07763112826 or Jonathan on 01205 750657.