All generations can dig this event

May 05 2016
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All generations can dig this event

“DIG for Victory is brilliant – my favorite show of the year and a fabulous coming together of vehicles, tanks, music, wartime mood and party atmosphere.”

James Holland BBC historian and presenter The Dig For Victory Show is a 1940s themed family festival that comes to The North Somerset Showground in Wraxall, on the weekend of June 11-12.

The event is organised by local volunteers and has raised £8,500 for local and service charities over the past two years.

In 2016 the event is supporting Walking with The Wounded and Weston Hospicecare.

Visitors can celebrate the ‘Best of British’ and life in the 1940s with re-enactments of life in wartime Britain. This will include a 1940s farmyard with animals, vintage shopping stalls, make do and mend workshops, frugal cooking demonstrations, over 200 original restored wartime vehicles including the iconic Sherman Tank, and a memorable flypast by a Spitfire and Hurricane. Well known broadcasters, Paul Beaver and James Holland, will be giving talks about aviation and wartime vehicles.

There is a fantastic line up of live music over the two days. Acts include Sticky Toffee Jazz, The Marionettes, The Paper Moon Band, Emily Wright, Ricky Hunter, DJ UXB, Fifilaroux and The Prohibition Band, The Military Wives Choir and The Goodnight Sweethearts.

Like every good festival you can feast on an array of culinary delights from local hot food and drink producers and the main bar is open all weekend.

Her Majesty’s official birthday coincides with the festival this year and a few lucky visitors will get a share of a specially made birthday cake.

On the Saturday night is the exclusive Victory Dance, limited to 500 tickets. Visitors get dressed up in 1940s fashions for a party with an 8piece live swing band, a dance lesson, hot food and bar plus a few surprises thrown in!

Festival tickets cost £10 per adult and £25 for a family of four. Discounts are available if purchased online in advance.

There is a festival campsite with hot showers for those who want to make a weekend of it and car parking is free of charge.

A buggy service for less mobile or elderly visitors is provided. For further information and to purchase tickets visit www.digforvictoryshow.com