Flintham SeptemberFest - Celebrating all that's good about Flintham
The Flintham SeptemberFest was founded in 2017, thanks to a one-off Lottery grant.
The aim of the grant was to get people together to celebrate living in Flintham. And that's exactly what happened in 2017, 2018 and this year will happen again on Saturday 14 September 2019.
The SeptemberFest takes place at the Sports Field, in and around a 16m x 6m marquee which was bought with the original grant. It took several days to sort out and erect the marquee in 2017 but we know what we are doing now (or perhaps we are better at looking as though we know what we are doing!)
The marquee is available for hire to local residents and organisations and the fee helps to improve the event year on year.
During the afternoon there are lots of activities designed for families and run by different village organisations. In 2018 we decorated gingerbread men, made scarecrows with recycled materials, rode a bike to the north and back, had a go at all sorts of competitions, listened to the children's choir, bought goods from Flintham artists and joined in a zumba session. We also watched a group of young gymnasts performing amazing feats while we licked ice cream from a pop up parlour and ate home made cakes.
In the evening there is a themed disco with a performance by the Community Choir which was set up in 2017 to sing at the first SeptemberFest. There is always great food, wine and local beers in the evening and in 2019 there will be local cider as well.
SeptemberFest 2019 takes place on Saturday 14 September. As we prepare for the event, progress is given in regular newsletters and 'Passports' with full details are delivered to every household in the month before the event.