Fun for all the family at community festival

Last year's Lowedges Festival , Vintage Rose Catering enjoys the show
Last year's Lowedges Festival , Vintage Rose Catering enjoys the show
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Details have been revealed of a host of stalls, entertainment and events at one of Sheffield’s biggest community festivals.

Lowedges Festival attracts crowds of up to 15,000 and this year will take place at Greenhill Park on Sunday, August 11, between noon and 5pm.

Entry is free and the event will be opened by Sheffield Wednesday mascot Ozzie Owl and renowned Sheffield fundraiser John ‘Man with the Pram’ Burkhill, from Richmond.

Stephen Rich, of the organising committee, said: “Entertainment will be laid on at five separate arenas.

“We will have dance, music, a display by Phoenix Falconry, dog shows, and the famous Escafield medieval re-enactment show.”

Mr Rich said there will also be more than 200 classic cars plus dozens more motorbikes and side cars on display.

Visitors can also browse 150 stalls including a farmers’ market, ride on a mini steam train, taste hot food from around the world and listen to organ grinders.

Sheffield Wednesday will be providing football training, and there will also be cycle training, dodgems, a climbing wall, and free face painting.

Mr Rich, of Greenhill and Bradway Tenants’ and Residents’ Association, said: “This is just a brief list of what’s on.

“It will be a tremendous family event.”