Worstead Festival combines weavers, tractors and a silent disco

Fun and games at the Worstead Festival. Photo: Steve Adams

Fun and games at the Worstead Festival. Photo: Steve Adams

A weekend of fun and entertainment for all the family is on the cards at Worstead Festival this weekend.

Children's races at the Worstead Festival. Photo: Steve Adams

Children's races at the Worstead Festival. Photo: Steve Adams

But the new attractions include the chance for a bit of a boogie at a silent disco where dancers wear headphones.

The event also includes music, theatre, workshops and sideshows, drumming, dance and the Parkour Alliance.

The show has been a favourite rural event since it was launched in the 1960s to raise money to save the church.

It has provided funds for countless charities and community groups as well as helped build the village hall, and promote the village's weaving history.

The weavers will be back for 2013 in the church. The farming community is represented by heavy horses, vintage farm machinery and the Starting Handle Club. There is also a dog show and a range of displays in the ring.

The best of Norfolk food and drink will be celebrated with chefs demonstrating how to make the best use of the locally-sourced ingredients and food stalls selling tasty treats.

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The Choir Worstead will sing during the Saturday and there will be other acoustic acts over the two days with the chance to watch the action and enjoy the refreshments on offer, before browsing around the stalls.

Alongside all this there will be crafts and sideshows, the medieval village, Bewilderwood and the chance for youngsters (and their parents) to have fun with Science in a Suitcase and the chance to build and launch rockets.

Entry cost is £5 for adults with under 12s free. Gates are open from 10am to 6pm.

The weekend kicks off early Friday evening with the Worstead five-mile run organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners.

The White Lady pub is not be part of the festival this year and will be operating it own charges to garden from 1pm. Pub entry does not include festival entry.

See more at www.worsteadfestival.org, Twitter @worsteadfest or the Facebook page.

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