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The annual Edenbridge Fun Day takes place on Bank Holiday Monday May 27th, as part of the Eden Valley Summer Festival. There will be something for everyone, with events throughout the High Street and on Lingfield Road Recreation Ground.

This year’s theme is Alice in Wonderland, with Alice-themed artworks, interactive events and a fancy dress competition for all ages. The Alice in Wonderland Adventure offers children a trip down the rabbit hole into a magical place with fun mirrors and pink flamingos, culminating in a Mad Hatters tea party for the youngsters. The Art in Wonderland event will invite young and old to create a Mad Hatter mural with the Eden Valley Artists. The more adventurous can have a go at throwing a pot on the potter’s wheel, and there will also be a colouring competition for the under-11’s. The Alice in Wonderland wall will display scenes created by local artists, plus a magic forest painted by children from Edenbridge Primary School. Shop windows will display ‘Bees in Alice’s Wonderland’
– children’s art using recycled materials, organised by the Sustainable Edenbridge group to highlight the decline in bee populations. Can you find the hidden bee in each artwork?

The day will start at 10am with a peal of bells from the Parish Church. There will be lots of street entertainment throughout the day from EdenbridgeTown Band, Forge Singers, Marlings Morris clog dancers, and Bands on the Run (a fabulous live music showcase for under-18’s bands).

The popular Fun Day Market is back again with food, crafts, and other local produce to browse and buy. Many of the local shops will be open, and local cafes and street stalls will offer a variety of food and drink, snacks, lunches, teas and treats throughout the day. The Fun Day Land Train will connect the events, offering both young and old a fun way of taking in all the attractions along the High Street without walking!

The Pram Races (with decorated ‘prams’ pushed by teams in fancy dress) have 3 categories: the junior teams will race their prams and complete games in the High Street; the Youth and Adult teams will race their prams along a route of pubs, drinking half pints of beer/soft drink along the route!
The excitement will build further as the Classic Vehicle Pageant takes to the streets in the afternoon (with classic cars, motorbikes and scooters from the last 100 years). In pole position will be 2 Formula One racing cars from the collection of racing legend and local businessman John Surtees. The pageant will move through the High Street and onto a static display on the Lingfield Road Recreation Ground - where there will also be a Model Aircraft Flying Display and a static display of model aircraft by the Croydon Model Aircraft Club, together with a Beer Festival hosted by the Rugby Club. The racing cars will return to a static display outside Bradfords Electrical.
Finally the whole great day will be topped off by a free evening concert on the Lingfield Road Recreation Ground with well-known professional Jazz-Funk band Protect the Beat from 7pm to 10pm. There will be a ‘bucket collection’ in aid of Chamber of Commerce Charities (the Henry Surtees Foundation, Edenbridge Hospital League of Friends, and Eden Valley Museum).

This will be great day for everyone, with something for everyone to enjoy and take part in.

Fun Day and Festival events are listed in Essentially Edenbridge magazine, and can also be found on www.edenvalleyfestival.org.uk and www.edenvalleychamber.org.uk.

There is still time to join the pram race or car pageant, or take a stall at the Fun Day market - application forms are available on either website.
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