Frampton Festival is back!

FRAMPTON’S free village festival is returning, five years after it was last staged.

The festival is returning to its traditional venue, the Centenary Field in Mill Lane, on Saturday July 13.

It was last staged there in 2018, moving to the Park, off School Road, for a year in 2019.

Since then the pandemic and difficulties with access to Centenary Field for towing vehicles have frustrated attempts to stage the event. But work by South Gloucestershire Council and Frampton Cotterell Parish Council to improve the entrance mean it can now go ahead.

Organisers say donations, sponsorship, advertising and support from the parish council were also key to enabling the festival to take place this year.

Committee member Ian Haddrell said: “The organising committee are extremely grateful to all those who have provided funds, which allow the festival to take place again.

“We know how popular the festival is with local residents and we are determined to continue providing the annual free event.

“I would like to thank the parish council for their support for the festival and generosity in providing a grant to help fund the – new for this year – silent firework display.”

The festival committee has been working hard to ensure popular attractions have been booked, including steam engine and a variety of fairground rides, children’s entertainment and a wide variety of stalls.

Steam engine rides are among the popular attractions returning

Live music

Live music towards the end of the day will be provided by The G&Ts, Brain Frog, Elvis impersonator Mark Knight and headliners Elevation.

Earlier in the day, Frampton Cotterell Male Voice Choir and line dancing with Laughter In Line will be among the attractions.

Stalls include face painting and glitter tattoos, Frampton Cotterell WI, Bristol Rabbit Rescue & Friends, children’s toys and sweets, Frampton Cotterell Rugby Juniors, handmade soy wax melts and Zeus Explorer Scouts. 

Refreshments will include an on-site bar selling a range of beers, ciders, wine and lager, and numerous food outlets.

The last festival (above) took place at the Park but this year it will return to Centenary Field

Fireworks with a difference

The festival will run from 2pm to 10pm, when the lighting of the parish beacon will be followed by what organisers promise will be a “spectacular” silent firework display.

They are advising that well-behaved dogs are welcome but BBQ are not allowed.

The festival will be followed by a united church service on the Centenary Field at 11am the following day.

Helpers needed

The committee is appealing for some more helpers on the day to ensure that the festival runs smoothly and safely.

Anyone with some time to spare on the day should contact the committee at