Johnstone Festival

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This festival originated in the late 1800s, and today is a fun day out, free of charge, for the local area. A 'queen' is chosen by local people voting in a competition run through the local newspaper. Duties of the queen are to declare the festival open, visit all stalls in the park and also oversee the stage productions. There are vintage fire engines, community stalls, organised games, and a full programme of musical acts performed by music groups, school choirs, dance groups etc. And last but not least, you can get your photograph taken holding a bird of prey!

The festival is organised by a small number of people who volunteer their time and expertise, with each of them getting a sense of achievement on the eventful day.

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