Young and old enjoy Uppingham Feast Day

Uppongham Feast Day 2016
Photo: Alan Walters EMN-160620-121549001

Uppongham Feast Day 2016 Photo: Alan Walters EMN-160620-121549001

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Crowds packed a Rutland market town on Sunday for the annual Uppingham Feast.

The event, organised by Uppingham Town Partnership, aims to provide a low-cost family fun day out and that’s exactly what it did on Sunday for families from across the county and beyond.

The event kicked off with a bang with a Samba procession through the High Street with Samba music and dancing. It came to an end in the Market Place where live music, courtesy of Rocky Road Music, was provided all day and into the evening.

There was also a host of free children’s entertainment including mini golf, which proved extremely popular.

A street entertainer on stilts amused youngsters and adults alike, while children were able to have a go at slightly less dangerous skills during the circus workshops.

There were falconry displays and trade stands, as well as tasty food to tuck into, which all added up to a great day. The weather stayed dry until the evening but even a bit of rain didn’t stop people from staying late to enjoy the music.

Miranda Jones, from Uppingham Town Partnership, said: “We had a fantastic turnout and I certainly think it was better than previous years.

“We have had a lot of positive feedback on the event. It’s about providing a great event for the people of Uppingham and I think we did that.”

Miranda particularly thanked the partnership members, all of whom are volunteers and were out in force, and the local businesses, which generously supported the event.