WELCOME TO RUSHFEST 2023
We are so proud to be bringing Rushfest back for a THIRD year. It was difficult for us to make the decision to not hold the festival last year but we were organising another little event, our wedding! We can't wait to put all our creative energy back into Rushfest this year. When we came up with the idea to put on the first Rushfest during a global pandemic it seemed crazy (and probably was). We wanted to create a day for the village of Rushden that was safe and within all the government Covid guidelines but that allowed the local people the chance to relax and feel normal while being entertained by some of our incredibly talented friends. The entertainment industry was devastated by the pandemic and this was a chance to do what we all love in the village we call home. The day could not have gone better. The sun was shining and the support we felt from everybody was incredible. As soon as it finished we were receiving requests to make it a yearly occurrence and needed no convincing on that matter. All going well, this year we will not need to operate the day under the same restrictions but we will absolutely follow any guidelines still in place to ensure the day is as safe as it is fun. We are adding more artists to the line up this year with the return of some favourites of Rushfest '20-'21. We cannot wait to see you there.
George & Rachael.x
GOOD EATS & FINE TIPPLES
We have a lovely selection of culinary delights, alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments for you as you soak up the atmosphere and the music. For Gin & Prosecco lover's we have the return of The Bar's R's with an extensive Gin and Spirit menu plus great Beer, Cider and Wine. We have food from 'Appy day's who will be serving up top notch burgers, hot dogs and veggie options. Whilst browsing the stalls why not enjoy a crepe, toastie or tea & Coffee from Teresina?! Plus an Ice Cream Van and a huge pic 'n mix sweet stall. Yum!
CRAFTY MARKET STALLS
Our market stall section is growing this year giving the opportunity for local, independent traders to showcase their talents. The full roster of traders will be announced very soon.
We want Rushfest '23 to be another fun filled day for all the family. We've got the kids covered so you can relax and enjoy the tunes knowing they are safe and having the best time. Kid's corner returns with face painting, arts and crafts. We've gone bigger and better with the inflatable this year! It's so good we think the adult's will want a go too.