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Get your dancing shoes on for the return of the popular Country and Western Festival in August. Wyre Forest District Council in partnership with Mervyn Beasley, Hickman’s of Kidderminster and a dedicated group of volunteers have organised the festival at Riverside Meadows, Stourport-on-Severn over the weekend of 16 and 17 August.

Country And Western 2014This year’s acts include Dee D James, Streamline and Billy Curtis on Saturday 16 August and Magill, Nancy Ann Lee and Paul Bailey on Sunday 17 August. There will be a Line Dancing Disco and tuition in between acts. Other entertainment includes Fast Draw Shoot Out, Face painting and Bucking Bronco. There will be food and an exciting range of stalls to browse around including a licensed bar.

The Country and Western Festival is free but the Council does welcome donations to support our continued events.

There are camping pitches available for £15 per night on the Riverside Meadows, Stourport-on-Severn. They are available from 2.00pm on Friday 15 until 10.00am Monday 18 August. Pitches must be booked in advance via the Council's bookings pages or for more details contact Amy Smith on 01562 732975. We urge you to book soon to secure your pitch as there are limited spaces available.

Traders are invited to apply to have stalls at the Country and Western Festival and the Outdoor Cinema event on 30 August at Brinton Park, Kidderminster. Traders or charity stalls are welcome to sell a range of items from homemade arts and crafts, local products, clothing and charity stalls etc. No further food stalls are required at these events. To enquire about holding a stall at either event please call Amy Smith on 01562 732975.

Councillor Anne Hingley Cabinet member for Health, Well-being and Housing said:

“This is always a lively event and is ideal for a family day out. We’d love to see people turn up dressed for the occasion in Country and Western outfits. We’ve had a fantastic response in the past and we hope to continue putting on large scale events. We’re really grateful to all of our sponsors and we encourage people to make donations to help support our well loved events. “

For more details visit the Council's events page.

Wyre Forest District Council