Raunds Festival of Transport returns with trucks, tractors, buses, bikes and cars
A festival celebrating all things wheeled will take place in Raunds next month as the annual transport festival takes over the town center for one day on Saturday 3rd September.
The streets will be filled with music, stalls, displays and entertainment to raise money for two charities – East Northants First Responders and the Frank Bruno Foundation in Northampton.
Musicians, the Fabulous Lounge Swingers, Ouse Valley Singles Club and Daniel Butterworth, will perform for visitors who can browse pop-up shops, stalls and booths or watch truck pulls and model displays.
Organizer Mark Brookside, owner of Jester’s Bistro & Coffee Lounge, said: “We are hoping to raise £10,000 for the two charities – they both save lives.”
A section of Brook Street and High Street will be closed to through traffic between Saxon Hall and Raunds Library. They were also allowed to use half of the Raunds Co-op parking lot for the festival.
Mark said: “2019 was the last and it will be the second we’ve run. There will be buses, vans, vintage vehicles – there’s a mix of new and old, and we’ve got the Subaru Club and the RS Cosworth Club.”
Local businesses have sponsored the event which will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. – and on-site food stalls and bars will provide refreshments.
There will be contests, face painting and balloon art.
Mark added: “It’s going to be a lot of fun. We are always looking for teams of six people for trucking. It will be a big event.