Not even torrential rain could stop the party on Sutton Lawn for Ashfield Day. Thousands of visitors showed true British spirit as they wrapped up in raincoats and wellies, armed with umbrellas and a positive attitude, to support Ashfield District Council’s event on Saturday 5 August.
Despite the classic summertime weather and mud, stall holders lined the central path through the park selling everything from home baked cookies to bags, wax melts, and bespoke Disney-inspired ears.
The rain didn’t stop the funfair, or put off the visitors who enjoyed the rides, which featured adult and children’s rides. The fair also opened on the Sunday so people who couldn’t come on Saturday could experience a small part of Ashfield Day.
The event closed with tributes to George Ezra, Taylor Swift, and ABBA on the main stage whose performances were enjoyed by hundreds of residents. The final act on the stage, Ibiza Nights, truly brought the party spirit to the lawn. The night ended with wet, but happy, visitors dancing in the mud to classic Ibiza anthems.