Sudbury Community Festival

With around 1000 tickets already sold the day promises to be a sell-out. Tickets can still be purchased on an early bird offer, just £10 for a family of four.

Most of the food stalls have now been confirmed and festival goers can expect some glorious food on the day rather than run-of-the-mill burger vans. Companies such as the Hand Made Sausage Company and The Caribbean Kitchen will keep visitors full throughout the day.

In addition to their confirmed supporters, a few more businesses have been lined up to support the festival and will be announced once they have been confirmed. There are still opportunities for local businesses to get involved and support this great event.

The festival organisers are still looking for volunteers to help make the day a success; opportunities include stewards, any up-and-coming local bands and first aiders, plus many more. There are still a few stalls available for local businesses to showcase what they do for the community.

Richard Hibbert, event organiser, said: “There is still a lot to do behind the scenes but the event is coming together and we hope that the day will be fun for everyone as well as raise a lot of money for local charities. It should be an all-round great day with lots of local people getting together to celebrate and support our community.”

The Mayor of Sudbury will be choosing five local charities that the funds will be going to; the decision will be made at the beginning of May and will be announced shortly after.

Other exciting things that will be making an appearance at the festival include the Babergh bus which will have DJ decks where people can have a go at mixing music; it should also have game systems on board. The local fire engine should be making its way down for everyone to explore and there will be a cake stall where children can have a go at decorating their own cupcakes. And of course there will be the usual festival activities such as bouncy castles and face painting.