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Thousands descend onto Rosemead Park for 18th Town Show and Family Fun Day

Town Show 2021

Thousands of residents visited Rosemead Park on Saturday 11th September for a day of outdoor family fun as the sun came out for the 18th Town Show and Family Fun Day.

Throughout the day there was a superb line up of performances on the Main stage with the Don’t Look Now Band playing classic rock and indie tracks and Borderline playing much loved rock and roll classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Representing the sensational local talent at the event were Celebration Samba and children’s entertainer Nick Clark as were the award-winning Sussex Tornados who wowed everyone with their energetic displays.

Another highlight of the day was the ever-popular dog show. Dozens of beautiful pooches took to the arena with their proud owners as the winners were crowned by The Mayor of Littlehampton, Councillor Michelle Molloy. Dog show veteran, Archie a 9-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier scooped a triple crown, winning first prize in the Best Veteran, Most Handsome and Best Rescue categories. Prettiest Bitch was awarded to 3 year old Akita, Kody.

The Horticultural and Craft show organised by the Town Show Committee was packed with brilliant entries in every category. There was an outstanding exhibition of talent and dedication which included delightful cakes, sweet smelling flowers and breath-taking photography.

Other entertainment included the Littlehampton Organisation of Community Arts chill out zone, Arun Youth Project’s art tent in collaboration with U Can Spray and children’s inflatables courtesy of Nic and Ben’s Entertainment.

The bustling community marquee featured around 40 community stalls, giving residents of Littlehampton a chance to meet local community groups, take part in game and raffles and purchase some fabulous handmade items. Chair of the Community Resources Committee, Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper said: “This was our busiest Town Show and Family Fun Day for several years. It was fantastic to see so many families with smiles on their faces and enjoying themselves after such a turbulent 18 months. The community marquee is such a brilliant part of the Town Show and Family Fun Day and I was overjoyed to see all the hard-working groups and organisations in once place together again. Thank you to everyone who attended the event and made it a day to remember.”