Organisers in Peasedown St John have now met to start planning this year’s Party in the Park event in the village, which sees crowds of up to 2,500 people attending.
Last summer’s festival was held in June and saw party-goers enjoying live music, hot food and entertainment – all to celebrate Peasedown’s biggest summer get-together.
Due to the support of local businesses, almost £4,000 was donated from organisations including the St J’s Group, Bath Audi, TrueSpeed, Curo and Peasedown St John Parish Council to pay for the event to happen.
In return, thousands of pounds were raised, with some of it soon to be given back to the community through the Party in the Park Grant Fund.
The festival’s Bookings Manager is Karen Walker, who will be working over the next five months to book even more attractions – making Peasedown’s 12th Party in the Park the best yet.
She said: “We were overwhelmed last summer with positive feedback after the event. All those that came really enjoyed themselves and said they looked forward to the festival every year.
“Due to public demand and interest, I’d encourage anyone who wants to run a stall to place their booking as soon as possible.
“One of our key aims every year is to build community spirit and bring people together. Party in the Park is now the most important event in the local calendar.
“We’re looking forward to our twelfth festival already!”
As well as the summer event, the organising team run a volunteer scheme which gives those that take part the chance to receive a reference for education or employment; a Grant Fund which supports Peasedown-based projects; a community award in memory of the late Sara Holley; and in 2012 they launched their own brand of cider – Peasedown Diamond.
Entertainment Manager, Andrea Feeney, said: “We are pleased to announce that Party in the Park 2020 will be held on Beacon Field on Saturday June 13th from 12noon – 7pm.
“More details will follow in the coming months, but plans already include live music and entertainment, the Sara Holley Community Award, the announcement of Party in the Park Grant Giveaway, Peasedown’s third annual Dog Show, and much, much more!”