A six foot python, a living statue, music on every corner, craft activities and an eclectic mix of market stalls – all this and more on a Saturday in Yeovil. Super Saturday will take place on 24 September from 9.30am and includes all of the above and much more until 4pm.
South Somerset District Council and Yeovil Town Council have seized the opportunity to collaborate on the organisation of exciting events in Yeovil Town Centre.
Super Saturday gives the opportunity to see a number of talented musicians who give up their own time to busk for a chosen charity in selected locations throughout the Town Centre and provides a melodic backdrop to the other activities. Buskfest’s chosen charity this year is Action for Medical Research.
St John’s church yard becomes a hive of activity with a children’s craft tent, a circus skills workshop, Punch and Judy shows and a teddy bears picnic. Amongst other entertainment, shoppers can peruse a variety of stalls including food, locally made gifts and trinkets on the Vintage and Farmers markets.
You can also meet local charity organisations and local businesses in the community area by the bandstand and Bugfest will be performing their “Live and Deadly” show which will provide the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the worlds’ creepiest animals.
Super Saturday began as the Town Council’s Yeovil Flower and Gardeners’ Market in 2007 and the heart of the event remains the same – the celebration of Yeovil in Bloom, allotments and gardening. Awards are made to winners of the Yeovil Gardening Competition and the Best Kept Allotments Competition. Over the past nine years the event has evolved to include family entertainment and live music.
Councillor Peter Gubbins, South Somerset District Council’s Area South Committee Chairman said, “Super Saturday is back bigger and better this year with a great range of activities for all the family to enjoy. The Super Saturday Working Group has been working hard to bring the event together and I must also thank Love Yeovil for financially supporting the events marketing materials. With Christmas not far around the corner now, the Super Saturday event will show visitors the delights that Yeovil town centre has to offer and hopefully increase footfall into the area which will aid the economic prosperity of the town.”
Councillor David Recardo, Chairman of the Town Council’s Promotions and Activities Committee added “This is a terrific event that has grown year on year. Support from local businesses is really appreciated – a big thank you to The Gardens’ Group and Beales, for their sponsorship. The presentations will be at 2pm this year, hopefully this will better suit the public and recipients, but unfortunately, we will not know the outcome of Yeovil’s entry into South West in Bloom, as the results will not be known until October. I look forward to seeing you all there on the day”
If you would like more information, please contact Marie Ainsworth at South Somerset District Council on 01935 462787 or Sally Freemantle at Yeovil Town Council on 01935 382424.