September 10, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea Kite Festival continues today after high-flying start!

Burnham-On-Sea's fourth annual Kite Festival is taking to the skies again today (Sunday, September 10th) for a second day of family fun.

The free event will see demonstrations and displays from 11am to 5.30pm, along with a chance to fly a range of kites with the help of experts.

Despite a blustery day on Saturday, many took the chance to head along to the beach for the first day of the festival.

A huge whale and sharks are scheduled to be circling around in the skies today as part of the Sky Ocean Rescue Campaign.

Sunday will also 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.

There 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 power kites.

Organiser Gaynor Brown told "This is the fourth festival and it is fast becoming a rival for Exmouth as the major kiting event in the region."

"There 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."

She 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 the sky."

"It's a fantastic hobby and very cheap and easy to get involved, so come along and try one and go from there."

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