Popular Sheffield festival plans confirmed

Lowedges Festival - Dog agililty show
Lowedges Festival - Dog agililty show
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Plans have been confirmed for one of Sheffield’s biggest and most popular festivals on the summer calendar.

Organisers hope that the free entry Lowedges Festival in Greenhill Park will be bigger and better than ever on Sunday, August 9.

Stephen Rich, one of the organisers from the Friends of Greenhill Park and the Greenhill Tenants’ Association, said there would be six arenas hosting different events.

This year re-enactments that have featured at Norfolk Park’s Sheffield Fayre in the past - and were replaced by fairground traditions last year - will be included in the Lowedges event.

Mr Rich added: “Highlights will include medieval tournaments, re-enactments of World War Two skirmishes between Allied and German troops, and people can discover how the mighty Roman army conquered most of the then known world as well as how the Duke of Wellington redcoats defeated Napoleon’s army 200 years ago at the Battle of Waterloo.

“These sensational attractions have been at Norfolk Park for the last 12 years and are now at the Lowedges Festival.”

Thousands of people regularly attend the festival.

This year there will also be more than 100 farmers’ market stalls selling food from around the world, dog agility competitions, hundreds of classic cars on display and an arts and crafts market.

To book a stall at the festival email stephen.rich@hotmail.co.uk.