Burnham-On-Sea Kite Festival takes to the skies this weekend
fourth annual Kite Festival is set to take off on Saturday September
9th and Sunday September 10th.
free event will see demonstrations and displays on both days from
11am to 5.30pm, along with a chance for families to fly their kites
with the help of experts.
event will be opened at 11am by Harry Parkin, owner of Burnham Pavilion,
which is sponsoring the weekend.
whale and sharks will initially be circling around in the skies
as part of the Sky Ocean Rescue Campaign.
2.30pm there will be a 'Height Sprint', open to anyone with a kite
which will be a competition to see who can get their kite the highest
in two minutes flat!
there will be an invasion by huge octopi and other displays, including
power kiting. An illuminated kite display will take place around
8pm by the Pavilion.
Sunday will see the arrival of 'trilobites', which are brand new
kites from the USA that move in an unusual way, along with some
other 'flying sci-fi beings' from another world.
will also be a design and fly competition for anyone who has made
their own kite, with prizes on offer. Other displays will include
turbines (circular turning kites) and a stack flying session plus
Gaynor Brown told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is the fourth festival
and it is fast becoming a rival for Exmouth as the major kiting
event in the region."
will be four areas covering the main beach - a games and play area
with equipment for fairground games; a fly-your-own-kite area where
you can bring your own kite and join in the fun; a learn-to-fly
area where visitors can come and try the sport with one of our easy-to-fly
kites; and a club kiters area which will be full of kiters launching
a huge variety of colours and shapes of kites."
added: "In addition there will be members of the Giant Kite
Club which last year you could see from South Wales!"
"There will also be kite traders by the Bay View Cafe where
you can buy a kite and stalls with games and crafts."
"From 11am to 5.30pm the sky will be full of kites and inflated
monsters. And on Saturday at 8pm round the Pavilion there will be
an illuminated kite display or a chance to launch a lantern into
a fantastic hobby and very cheap and easy to get involved, so come
along and try one and go from there."
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge