Autumn festival draws crowds at Potterhanworth

Leigh Taylor, of Lincoln, with Amy Scott-Nicholson, of Potterhanworth, trying out some facepainting
Leigh Taylor, of Lincoln, with Amy Scott-Nicholson, of Potterhanworth, trying out some facepainting

Residents in and around Potterhanworth welcomed the autumn in style at this year’s Potterfest – which is being hailed as the ‘best yet’.

About 300 people came to the annual event, held at the Pavillion and playing field off Queensway.

Mark Adams of Lincoln Owl Rescue with Jess the European Eagle Owl.

Mark Adams of Lincoln Owl Rescue with Jess the European Eagle Owl.

The festival was kicked off by a performance from Sleaford Concert band, after which visitors got to enjoy a produce and craft show, owl display, archery, children’s entertainment, stalls and more.

Potterhanworth-based local band ‘Cat Litter’ also performed their mix of rock, punk and ‘80s music.

“They went down a storm,” said Potterfest’s event secretary Jan Withers.

“We had around 300 people on the day – and I think it was our best year yet.

Dave the pirate with Ruby Frost, seven, and Megan Frost, 10, both from Norton

Dave the pirate with Ruby Frost, seven, and Megan Frost, 10, both from Norton

“New this year was a gin bar called Tipple Tin, which was run by a Nocton lady in a coverted horse box. That was absolutely brilliant.”

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Vee Byrne and Carol Harver man the raffle stall.

Vee Byrne and Carol Harver man the raffle stall.

Jan Shepherd Potterhanworth with the largest pumpkin in show, pictured with Joyce Frost and Henry Battle - with the second largest pumpkin in show.

Jan Shepherd Potterhanworth with the largest pumpkin in show, pictured with Joyce Frost and Henry Battle - with the second largest pumpkin in show.