A message from the festival organisers -
We think that everybody must realise by now that this fantastic annual event only comes about because of the dedication and hard work of a group of volunteers. The hours needed run into the thousands as unfortunately does the cost of staging the festival. We admit to a few sleepless nights caused by the financial risk, but somehow we always manage to get by due to the generosity of a whole host of organisations, businesses and individuals.
We are always really appreciative of the local businesses who advertise in our brochure, thus offsetting some of the printing costs of these and the posters and flyers. Some businesses choose to sponsor the event and we couldn't do without them. This year South Northants Council granted us an award to help us provide the very popular rural craft demonstrators and money from NCC's Empowering Councillors & Communities Scheme helped towards the compulsory First Aid Cover.
The village Open Gardeners put a lot of hard work and thought into their gardens and add so much to the festival, aswell as raising vital funds for the event. Many village organisations take part , add so much and then on top of this, make generous donations towards the festival set up costs.
A simple 'Thank You' never seems enough for the people who let us use their gardens, land and buildings to put stalls and attractions in. Where would the festival be without the Festival Field and Blisworth House, Blisworth Baptist Church, The Village Hall and Blisworth Tunnel Boats Wharf. Imagine the chaos without the Wakelin family allowing us use of their field for a car park!
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