Walk in the Park Festival 2013
Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July 2013
Another great weekend, as crowds again flock to Walk In The Park
Organisers of this year’s Walk In The Park festival have hailed another great year, and thanked all the thousands of people who supported the event over Friday night and Saturday.
Headline act Midge Ure wowed the crowds on the Friday extravaganza, while the crowds flocked to support Armed Forces Day, support local schools and bands on stage, have a go at archery, and even enjoy the surprise of the Olympic Torch being brought along for an hour for photo opportunities.
“It was another great weekend, and I can only thank all those who made it happen: the organising committee, the volunteers, the fantastic acts we had on Friday night, the security team, the local Police and everyone who contributed,” said chairman of the organising committee, Councillor Brandon Eldred.
“We had thousands flock through the gates on Friday night and throughout Saturday, and this year there was very much a family feel to the occasion, which is what we want.
“It was lovely to walk around the park, seeing everyone having fun and enjoying themselves, and enjoying all the many attractions we had this year.
“Hosting Armed Forces Day was a privilege, and I’m delighted so many people went and paid them their respects.
“Having the Olympic Torch turn up on Saturday afternoon was a real bonus for us all, and a big surprise as well, and I thank Northampton Swimming Club for that.
“The ‘have a go’ archery was a popular attraction, and I thank Northampton Archery Club for their support and enthusiasm, and the local athletics club for coming along too.
“But all in all, from the acts to the archery, from Fun Fair rides to the food outlets, everyone made a great effort to make it another great weekend for the people of Wootton, and Northampton.
“As an organising committee, we’ve learnt a few more lessons, but this year there were no queues for toilets, the bar was well organised, and the feedback we’ve had has been fantastic, which makes it all worthwhile.”