Sandwell Valley Country Park is set to host a summer festival over the August bank holiday.
Market and event organizers Bescot Promotions of Walsall and LSD Promotions of Stourbridge have joined ranks and will present a huge festival at Sandwell Valley Country Park, West Bromwich.
The event is from 9am until 5pm over three days; Saturday 26, Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August, spanning the bank holiday weekend. Entry to the event is free but parking charges will apply.
The Sandwell Valley showground will be filled with a huge range of entertainment and a giant market with food, craft and a mixture of stalls, plus fantastic demonstrations.
The stalls will include a range of hot street food from vegan specialities to hot roast pork, artisan beers and real ale bars.
Councillor Richard Marshall, cabinet member for leisure said: “The Sandwell Summer Festival over the August bank holiday looks set to be a great event with something for everyone. We are keeping our fingers crossed for great weather and hope to see thousands of visitors over the weekend.”
On Sunday and Monday, the festival will also host Sandwell’s Strongest Man Contest featuring log lifts, tractor pulls, atlas stone lifting with a women’s open-weight section being added this year for the first time.
Sandwell’s Leisure Trust Fitness Development Officer Paul Badhams said “The event is always a crowd favourite so be sure to come along and show your support of the competition”
The stage will see a number of local acts perform music, dance with performances from the Fizzogs – the Black Country dancing grannies.
This year Sandwell Valley will have its very own seaside and beach with a giant sandpit, paddle boat pool for children, deck chairs, candy floss, slush and of course buckets and spades.
There will be a large funfair to suit all ages and the Midlands Birds of Prey Rescue Centre will be bringing along their impressive owls and other large birds.
Scott Evans of Bescot Promotions said: “We are excited to be part of this event, it seems everybody wants to join in and it is shaping up to be an experience not to be missed.”
Tadhg McGillicuddy Director of LSD Promotions said: “This event is destined to become the Midlands premier annual summer festival and what is on offer for a free to enter event is a remarkable achievement for the Borough of Sandwell.”