On the forecourt at Bridge Cottage there is an opportunity to have your picture taken in replica medieval stock surrounded by costumed guards. £1 per picture to share on social media. Profits to Uckfield and District Preservation Society.
10.00am On the field there will be a large number of varied community and commercial stalls.
A great attraction will be the magnificent Harvey’s Brewery Dray Horses on show.
(Sponsored by Harvey’s Brewery, Lewes)
There will be live entertainment throughout the day in the Arena with MC Christine Skinner. Arena performances include ‘Culinary Duel’ A cook off like no other! Physical humour, high energy dance, acrobatics and innovative audience participation.
(supported by Applause Rural Touring)
A bike repair and maintenance expert, Nick Alff from Hastings Cycles, will be on hand to give your bicycle a free safety check and basic service. He will also be able to offer tips and advice on simple bicycle maintenance. So, why not come to the Big Day on your bike.
Big Day Arena
Sponsored by Co-operative Funeralcare Uckfield)
10.00am Fun Dog Show Bring along your dog, waggiest tail, most beautiful eyes etc. Entrance £1 per class per class.
(Sponsored by Paws and Claws and Handsome Hounds)
11.00am onwards – Arena Performers – Dancers, Singers, Bands and Specialty acts. (times subject to change). Live entertainment throughout the day with MC Christine Skinner.
11.00am Annika Brown
11.30am Universal Dance
12.00 noon Culinary Duel
(Supported by Applause Rural Touring)
12.40pm Karate Demonstration by TSM Martial Arts
1.00pm The Sussex String Band
2.00pm Grand Parade arrives
2.30pm Culinary Duel
(Supported by Applause Rural Touring)
3.10pm Deb’s Dancers
3.40pm Crossfit display
4.00pm Natasha Norodien
4.30pm Spirit Elite
Look out for East Sussex National Hotel’s Silent Auction pitch. You can bid for any of the following. All proceeds to Uckfield Festival Association to provide more entertainment and facilities for the residents of Uckfield. Easy to do, just look at what others have bid and up it by a few pounds.
|Lot 2||Lot 3||Lot 4||
|B&B with a Rhassoul Mud Treatment for 2 guests (excluding Saturdays) Complimentary upgrade to a Suite – Subject to availability valid for 6 Months||7 Days pass at the Leisure club||Alfresco Theatre & BBQ for 2 guests||Golfers Mid-Week 4ball||Full Afternoon Tea & Spa Day for 2 guests||Sunday Carvery for 4 guests at the Hunningtons Restaurant in the Clubhouse|
Parade from Uckfield Community Technology College (UCTC) arriving at Luxford Field at approximately 2pm via the High Street. Many Primary Schools, UCTC, Spiritus drumming band, Uckfield Performance Ensemble, and Batucada Carnival Arts Groups with their drumming bands will parade this year. Same Sky has developed the theme of ‘Space and the Fantastical’, to produce a brilliant splash of colour in a spectacular parade.
Uckfield’s Got Talent …although this is a showcase not a competition.
Acts should contact Jill on email@example.com 01825 762908 at least two weeks before the event.
There is a £5 entry fee for individuals or groups of no more than 5 persons.
Tickets £4 on the door
With musical entertainment from the hot slap rockabilly/ rock ‘n roll band Memphis Flyers at 11.00am and 12.00 noon and our highly-regarded, local Uckfield Concert Brass at 2.00pm and 3.00pm
Make it a great day in the park. Maybe bring a picnic-lunch to enjoy the event and the music on Luxford Field or take advantage of the food available on the field.
Want to take part with a bike or vehicle or have a pitch?
Please contact Ray Whiteway- Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org Phone; 01825 765779 / 07825 658439
(Sponsored by Sam Millar Fabrication Ltd)
Pre-school children’s stories and songs with Lucy and Jane at Uckfield Library, Library Way Uckfield. Please bring along your bears to share in the fun. Free
Phil Hammond – NHS doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist, activist and whistle-blowing stand up comic – tours with two thoughtful and topical comedies rolled into one show, covering subjects he is passionate about; living well, staying sane, dying with dignity and saving the NHS.
Dr Phil Hammond is an NHS doctor, an investigative journalist for Private Eye, comic and author. Phil has appeared on ‘Have I got News for You’, Jack Dee’s Helpdesk, The News Quiz, The Now Show, Question Time, Trust Me I’m a Doctor, The One Show and Countdown.
“One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet.” The Guardian
“Hugely enjoyable, well crafted, poignant stand up” Broadway Baby 2016 ****
Tickets £15 Book online through Uckfield Festival Website
(Sponsored by Kamsons Pharmacy)
11am warm up, 12 noon start.
Approximately 20 teams of 10 and 11-year olds from Uckfield and District Primary Schools compete in this exciting annual Festival event with the Kit Cars they have built and customised.
Organised by Uckfield Community Technology College and Uckfield Rotary Club, this always promises to be a massively popular event with a nail-biting finish. Burgers, Ice cream, cakes and drinks available. Prize giving approx. 4pm.
The fantastic Churches In Uckfield Sunday Funday Lots to look forward to including the Human Fruit Machine, Bouncy Castles, Jimmy the Juggling Jester, Coconut Shy, afternoon refreshments, barbecue, face painting, and a lot of other side shows. Concluding with a Songs of Praise service. All are very welcome.