Never let it be said that there’s not much to do in Stone in the summer!
This year’s annual Stone Festival starts on Bank Holiday Monday, May 28, with the Soapbox Race down the High Street and then on Friday, June 1, with Fret & Fiddle playing at Christ Church for our first music event of the festival.
2018 sees a great blend of both the traditional and new and will include events like the Raft Race, Dog Show, Steeplechase and Dog Derby, car boot sale, brewery tour, clay pigeon shoot, an evening of mediumship, the Civic & Historical Society night and so much more. Indeed this year, due to the building works on Westbridge Park, the organisers have moved Two Wheel Tuesday into the market square where everything on two wheels will be on display and assembled, whether it be powered by legs or engine power – whether you are participating or just viewing, it is going to be, just like all the other events, a great summer’s night entertainment that’s free!
Saturday, June 9, is carnival day so if you want to enter a float or have a stall down on Westbridge Park, visit the festival website for more details. 2018 will build upon the ‘Village Green’ theme for the layout of Whitebridge Park and you can look forward to a fun-packed family inspired carnival theme that will have a mix of the interesting, the fun, the musical and the intriguing. Basically, something for everyone!
So it’s going to be a hugely fun period for all in late May/early June but also one that will raise, as per previous years, a great deal of money for local groups and needy people – we can’t think of two better reasons to create and deliver a bigger festival to everyone in Stone and surrounding villages.