Aerobatic display added to Hunstanton kite fair and classic car rally

Pictures from previous Hunstanton kite festivals: Adrian Judd

Pictures from previous Hunstanton kite festivals: Adrian Judd - Credit: Archant

Final preparations are being made for the 20th Hunstanton kite festival and classic car rally.

Thousands of residents and holidaymakers are expected to attend the fun event which will again be held on the playing fields at Smithdon High School.

The festival, which is organised by the Rotary Club of Hunstanton, also raises thousands of pounds to support the community in the following year.

Organiser Nigel Corley said: 'We have recruited 20 top kite flyers to perform in the central arena, 250 classic cars and motorcycles' owners have booked their spaces to display their beloved vehicles, and the indoor craft fair is fully booked with 75 stalls that will fill the hall at Smithdon School to capacity.

'This year we are introducing an aerobatic display and we are hoping to beat last year's attendance figure of 4,500 people.'

Other attractions will include a Battle of Britain flypast from a Spitfire, pony rides, a fun dog show, a falconry display, a martial arts display, fun fair, and various stalls offering a wide range of goods.

There will also be a food hall, a licensed bar and children's entertainers.

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The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House will, for the second time, also benefit from the fundraising on the day, and commercial director Mark Shea said: 'It's fantastic to be chosen as a beneficiary of one of the most popular events in Norfolk.

'It's the perfect way to enjoy a summer's day and we hope everyone will come along for a top day out.'

The event will be held between 11am-6pm on Sunday, August 21.

Car parking is free, and tickets are £5 per adult, £2 per child or £12 for a family ticket. These can be bought on the gate, or at

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