Griston Festival Committee

2018 Festival - a roaring success! A glorious day and the crowds turned out to have fun on the Recreation Park and later at the Waggon & Horses. As a result, £1,000 will be donated to both the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Watton First Responders - the remaining profit, in excess of £700, will be allocated to the village of Griston. Well done the organising committee and thank you to everyone who attended, helped and supported the event in any way.

2018 Festival Pictures

Here are 3 of the Dog Show winners - from left to right, Theo (Best In Show), Lexi (Best Puppy) and Vinnie (Best Veteran)

Below are the 3 winners in the 'Find The Babes' competition (first to 3rd, left to right). Well done and thanks to all who took part.


Two cheques, each for £1,000, were  presented to representatives from E.A.C.H  and Home Start on Thursday September 21st at 10.30am outside the Waggon & Horses. 

What a fantastic weekend it turned out be on 24th & 25th June. Saturday started with the children out and about around the village looking for the 25 'Babes' placed in gardens by residents - and how great were some of those? All are pictured below.

Having enjoyed a successful 'Lazy Car Boot Sale' in the grounds of Thorp House the action moved to the Waggon & Horses

Above (top row L - R) Jamie Currie pipes in the opening party, Stan Hebborn, Mayor of Watton makes the formal opening speech, Nicky Hornsey, Chairman of Griston Festival Committee gives a few words of thanks and later on, Scott Currie, landlord of the Waggon & Horses auctions donations for charities. Middle row (L - R) the evening's entertainment was provided by 'Last Orders', The 'Ratz Pack' and Tom Bainbridge. Bottom row the crowds enjoying burgers, hot dogs and great music

Sunday saw the fun move to the recreation park on Manor Road. Hundreds turned up in the fine weather to enter the 'Fun Dog Show', play the many games or buy a burger or a hot dog. Pictured above (from top left clockwise) the dog show winners, face painting, dog show under way, the 'Wicked Uncle' in the stocks getting wet sponges thrown at him, the tractor display and the winners of the decorated cake and flower arrangement competitions.