Packed schedule for popular festival day

Lowedges Festival
Lowedges Festival

Thousands of people are expected to turn out for one of Sheffield’s biggest community festivals.

Organisers of the Lowedges Festival on Sunday say it is shaping up to be ‘one of the biggest and best free community festivals to be staged in Sheffield this year’.

The sixth ever event, held in Greenhill Park, includes favourites such as a medieval re-enactment, sheep shearing and racing, falconry, dog and ferret shows and a fairground.

There will also be a free climbing wall, assault course and games.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a classic car and motorcycle display, with more than 200 vehicles expected, and a craft market.Live music and dance will also be taking place.

Donkey rides will be available from provider George Smith – who was unable to take his animals to Beighton Gala last month following a licensing row with Sheffield Council.

He now has the riding establishment licence that the council informed gala organisers was needed just two days before the event.

Friends of Greenhill Park and Greenhill Bradway Tenants and Residents organise the festival each year.