PRAM RACE – 21 June
The Ferndown Festival will kick off with the fantastic Pram Race.
Organised by Ferndown Chamber of Commerce, it is guaranteed to raise a smile.
Get your dummies at the ready if you want to enter and simply drum up four more runners to help you over the finish line. Teams of five are required for the pramtastic race of the year through the streets of ‘Fundown.’
‘Prammies’ sprint from pub-to-pub with their ‘baby’ sitting in what is loosely described as a pram. Despite the diverse variety of perambulators that take part, there are rules and regulations. This year, as well as stopping at the pubs and downing a drink, there are a few additional ‘pit stops’ designed to slow the runners down and make the race more challenging.
Visit the Ferndown Pram Race Facebook group to find out more or ring Tony Brown on 07515 493490 for full instructions and to book in your team.
Sponsors include mags4dorset, Hearnes Estate Agents, Synergy Housing, AE Jolliffe & Son and Ferndown Town Council – if you want to join the sponsorship crew call Tony now to offer your support.
FESTIVAL WEEK 21-28 June
A variety of delicious foodie nights and afternoon teas with very special prices. Participants include Tracy’s Place, Stone Lounge, Chianti, Nightjar, Mo’s Cinnamon and the Pure Drop where you’ll be able to get a foot long sausage and chips!
FETE ON THE FIELDS – 28 June 11am-5pm
Ferndown Festival week will end on a high note with a new event called Fete on the Fields.
Set in the lovely grounds of King George V Fields, the fete will raise much needed funds for the charity which is responsible for the upkeep of the skatepark, playpark, bowling green, tennis courts and football pitches.
Make a day of it, bring your rugs and chairs and enjoy the entertainment.
Bookings have now started coming in from stallholders, but there is always room for more. The cost of a stall is £20.
This family friendly event, sponsored by Hearnes Estate Agents, will offer something for the whole family.
There will be entertainment in the Bandstand throughout the day from the ‘piano man’/comedian Matt Black, Samantha Stevens, Nicole McNally, Lewis Jordan and many more.
There will be a Classic Car Show. A Fun Run/Mile for everyone from 3-93yrs old and of all abilities.
Pound Puppy’s are putting on a Dog Show and Turndown at Ferndown are putting on a Skatefest from 1-3pm.
Raffle prizes include win a wheelbarrow of wine and a Chinese raffle.
For the kids there is a raffle which consists of a bucket of sweets!
Stallholders who would like to be part of this event, should contact Pauline Yexley 01202 875264 or Liz Norman 01202 872133.