A Festival With a Twist is Set To Hit Workington

A festival with a vintage twist is set to hit Workington

Launched by the Paint the Town Red Group, Vintage in the Town will take place on Saturday September 9 between 10am and 4pm and will build on the successes of the former festivals, including Paint the Town Red.

Throughout the vintage inspired event, Workington town centre will be bustling with the sights and sounds of all things retro including musical acts, traders and food vendors, as well as a retro marquee offering everything from fashions right through to homewares.

Live entertainment featuring music from the 50s through to the 90s will add to the vintage feel, while a legendary 60s group will be the festival’s musical highlight. This will be complemented by the usual variety of street entertainment spread out across the town; meaning wherever you wander there will be something for all ages to enjoy.

Celebrating 90 operational years, Heritage bus tours, will be operating on a regular schedule from the town centre to the Harbour side. As part of the celebration, they will have various working equipment on display while local historians will be providing talks on the area’s rich history.  Students from Lakes College will also be providing food tasting sessions from different eras, as well as an art trail comprised of their own work.

Street collections will be taken on the day and donated to the Workington RNLI, following the completion of the all new Shannon class lifeboat, which will be on display for people to jump on-board.

With previous events ran by the organisation drawing in crowds of more than 40k, there’s no doubt that Vintage in the Town will be a festival to remember.

For those looking to get involved please visit www.vintageworkington.co.uk for more information. 

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