For over 20 years the Kite and Classic Car Festival has been attracting thousands of visitors raising the vital funds for local good causes. On Sunday, August 19th master kite flyers will once again send kites of all types and sizes into the skies to dance above the heads of around 5000 people who visit ‘the Kite’. Taking place on the playing fields of Smithdon School, on Downs Road in Hunstanton between 11.00am - 6.00pm. From small combat kites to giant flying dragons, the wonderful aerobatic displays will delight the crowds with swooping routines to music. Classic Car fans will be able to see approximately 250 classic cars and motorcycles.  Crafts enthusiasts will have dozens of indoor stalls to enjoy and children can have their whole day filled with rides and arena displays that will delight them. 

Also on the programme for the Kite & Classic Car Festival this year, is a Falconry display, the Hunstanton Martial Arts Display and Workshop, the Lowestoft Dog Agility Team, Pony Rides and Children’s Entertainers.  The star of the show will not even be on the playing fields at Smithdon – the never-to-be-forgotten BBMF Lancaster Flypast will be heard before it is seen as it flies majestically over the event.

‘The Kite’ remains one of the top events which Hunstanton is home to and this year is expected to be a bumper day of fun, food and fabulous entertainment. The event is supported by generous ticket buyers but also by many local businesses.  Every penny of profit raised on this one single summer day is then used by the organisers – The Rotary Club of Hunstanton & District – to support local organisations, clubs and individuals who need a donation to fulfil a goal or solve a problem. 

The Norfolk Hospice has been invited to participate in this event and share in the proceeds.  Alice Crome, Fundraising Coordinator at The Norfolk Hospice said,

It’s fantastic to be chosen as a beneficiary of one of the most popular events in Norfolk. The Kite Fair is the perfect way to enjoy a summers day. We are extremely grateful to Hunstanton Rotary Club for their ongoing support.

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