Whats On August 2014 – England’s Best Festivals, Fairs & More

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Looking for something fun and different to do with your family this summer? You are in luck – in this week’s blog we’ve gathered a selection of the most interesting events taking place throughout England this August.




Go Gaga For Garlic at The Garlic Festival

Taking place on the 16th and 17th of August in the very scenic setting of Newchurch on the Isle of Wight, The Garlic Festival is an event with a difference. Blending a love of locally produced food with top quality entertainment this annual event will appeal to foodies and music fans alike. Garlic is centre-stage during the whole weekend with cookery demonstrations and tastings offering the chances to sample some unusual treats (garlic-flavoured beer anyone?) while other highlights include a fun fair and arts/crafts stalls.





Hone Your Woodcraft Skills at The National Forest Wood Fair

On  Bank Holiday Monday (25th August) head to Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire for the tenth National Forest Wood Fair – a celebration of trees, woodlands and timber. This action-packed day out in the countryside is perfect for adults and kids of all ages. From demonstrations of chainsaw carving by expert lumberjacks, falconry shows and wood-crafts lessons, to “have a go” sessions where can try your hand at wood-working, the fair also has lots of child-friendly activities, as well as a market, displays from local businesses and eateries.





Revel in the Ambience at The Notting Hill Carnival

From 23rd to 25th August, The Notting Hill Carnival brings an irresistible party atmosphere to West London, in the colourful and vibrant Caribbean style. This unforgettable event starts off with an open air steel drum concert, with family-orientated events taking place on the 24th, and the grand finale procession on the 25th.  Music, food, dancing and creative costumes make this one of London’s biggest and most exciting events of the year.



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Discover British Wartime History at the Lytham 1940s Wartime Festival

On the 16th and 17th of August, the Lancashire town of Lytham welcome visitors from all over the world to their fifth annual 1940s Wartime Festival. With many participants turning up in 1940s style costumes, this event has a unique ambience and lots of themed activities and attractions. From replica vehicles and re-enactments to a fashion show and vintage tea-room, there is something to appeal to everyone.



Is there a fantastic festival going on in your area that you think everyone should know about? 


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