In the present Coronavirus pandemic and in line with Government advice the Chipping Sodbury Festival Society have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Festival.
We have spent the past week informing all the wonderful people that contribute to and sponsor our Festival. We could not do it without them and some are now facing some very hard times both professionally and personally and we send them our best wishes during this difficult time.
We know you will all be as disappointed as we are but want you to know we shall be back in 2021 brighter and better than ever! Dates for your diaries are 11th – 20th June 2021.
You’ll be pleased to know our 2020 Princess and Attendants will not lose out on being part of our team as we will see them in these roles in 2021!
To this year’s sponsors we extend our thanks for all the support you have shown us this year and previously. We are contacting you as quickly as possible with the option of rolling over the sponsorship to next year’s Festival. Do nothing if you are happy with this and we will contact you later in the year however should you wish a refund or to discuss your sponsorship with us then please do contact us at .
Take care everyone. We will see you in 2021!
There's fun for all the family at the Chipping Sodbury Festival, which runs for ten days each June.
With around 50 events, there's something for everyone to enjoy, ranging from educational workshops for local school children to music and comedy events, interesting talks from both the world of TV and Radio and from local traders as well as craft workshops.
There's also an All Day Street Fayre and Carnival Procession.
The Festival usually opens with a fun team quiz, and closes with Chipping Sodbury's Last Night of the Proms.
Tickets for all events are available from The Health Food Shop, Cadeaux and Co and The Card Boutique.
The committee aims to involve local organisations including the Lions and Rotary Clubs and all denomination of Churches, and to keep ticket prices low, incorporating as many free events as possible.
They achieve this with the assistance of the sponsors and the many local companies who are most generous with their donations and to whom the committee are most grateful.
Fascinating time-lapse video has been released by local photographer Rich McD.
The film shows a dawn to dusk day in Chipping Sodbury; the day chosen was the Festival's Carnival Procession day - so keep an eye out for the trucks half way through!
With the camera perched high on the roof of Moda House, you'll see an overview of the town, from the crows in morning, through Bob watering the baskets and street cleaners tidying the street, to the coming and going of the crowds.
Click here to view the video on YouTube.
Rich McD said: "I've wanted to do this for ages, but finding the right day and working out the logistics of mounting the camera and powering it took a while. I must thank Duncan and Jo from the Moda, without whose help this project wouldn't have been possible.
Annoyingly the weather didn't play ball so half way through rain covers the lens and the wind jogs the camera! I'm planning on shooting time-lapse of other events in the town at different times of year to build up a library covering a whole year in the town."
You're very welcome to share the video on your sites and social media.
For any further information please contact Richard McDonough, RichMcD Photography, 07768 033 097 .
The photographs on this page are kindly supplied by Rich McD Photography.