Cotgrave Festival

A Cotgrave Community Event.

COTGRAVE FESTIVAL 2016

A great day of fun for all  !!!
What a great Festival it was last year!  Opened by the deputy mayor of Rushcliffe it involved displays by local clubs including  dance from K2 and the South Notts Academies along with disc golf, martial arts and belly dancing; most allowing you a chance to take part. It was started by "Lets Get Drumming" and loads joined in this unique opportunity to make a lot of noise. There was a kiddies fun fair, a giant 30 meter long inflatable obstacle course, and a, to be frank, very hard fought tug o war!  A variety of over 40 craft and food stalls with plenty of opportunity to have fun, win prizes or find that something unusual present! Wrong Pong was there with a great opportunity to play table tennis under conditions you wouldn't normally expect. 
The most amazing fun was had when "Whacky Wheelbarrows" came on. A score of local groups dressed wheelbarrows in the  most imaginative ways, paraded them and then raced them in heats. See the photos... this was an amazing event!
A classic car show wowed arrivals with some vehicles worth many thousands!
If this wasn't enough there was a full blown dog show from the wonderful Yew tree K9 with classes and competitions that included "Best Local Dog" and "Best Junior Handler". Many were amazed at the canine agility and training. It must be said the dogs behaved  impeccably despite all the noise being made by the VIKINGS as they fought each other and a whole load of innacent young victims in the KidiVike skirmishes!
What a great event on the Saturday only to be followed by an enjoyable multi denominational picnic and service, complete with electric band, on the following Sunday!!!
In previous years the Vikings were there too! With three great exhausting displays throughout the day featuring weapons demonstration, battle and skirmish and a “Kiddie Vike” where  children got a chance to have a go at a bit of pillage!