Carshalton Environmental Fair is ready to go
Local talent, produce and innovation will be on show at one of South London's biggest and best days out this Bank Holiday Monday.
Carshalton Environmental Fair will feature musical acts and performers across three stages, more than 150 stalls, food, drink and children's activities when the annual event takes over Carshalton Park on Monday.
Organisers EcoLocal say this year's incarnation is set to be the biggest and best yet and thousands of people are set to flock to the event from all over the area.
Crowds of people will be able to enjoy a wide range of stalls
Tansy Honey, of EcoLocal, says: "It's all about showcasing local talent, crafts people and businesses. It's not all environmental stalls, but it is all about supporting the local economy and celebrating what we have on our doorsteps, celebrating local people.
"It's the perfect combination of something for everyone - there's music to appeal to teenagers or your grandmother. You might want to sit in the natural amphitheatre with a pint of real ale and enjoy the music on the main stage or you might want to go and have some cake in the acoustic tent.
"There's children's activities like facepainting and a cycle obstacle course and all sorts of other things.
"There's also 150-odd stalls with a wide range of things including people who will show you how to harvest rainwater and lots more."
Musical acts and performers will star on three stages - the Main Stage, which will host local rock and pop bands including synth rockers Fakebit Polytechnic, the eclectic Oh! Gunquit and energetic ska stars The Noxious Starz, the Performing Arts Marquee, which will feature everything from steampunk morris dancers to a demonstration from a wildlife rescue centre, and the Music Café, which will host all manner of acoustic music like bluegrass, folk and other world music.
Ellie Lawson performs at last year's event
"It's a lovely way to round off the summer and get ready fir the Autumn term," says Honey. " The August Bank Holiday is a great time and it's nice for people to be able to go out and have a lot of fun without having to go too far from home or put in too much effort."
Carshalton Environmental Fair; Carshalton Park, Ruskin Road; Monday, August 26, 10.30am to 8pm; adults £4, children free; http://www.envfair.org.uk/
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