Regulars of the local Four Fools Festival will be disappointed that this year’s festival, the 23rd, will also be the last, as the organisers are retiring to the Yorkshire coast. It will take place over the weekend of 24 to 26 June 2011. Strangely enough, the organisers forgot to say in the info they've e-mailed to me where this festival takes place ~ I'm assuming it's in or near the Crown at Worthington in Standish.
This year’s guests include: Pete Coe, Roy Harris, Peta Webb and Ken Hall, Kevin and Ellen Mitchell, His Worship and the Pig, Dave Fletcher and Bill Whaley, Barrie and Ingrid Temple, Ken Wilson, Graham O’Callaghan, Mark Dowding, Sid Calderbank, Jim Mageean, John Morris, Peter and Barbara Snape.
Weekend tickets are available now at £20. Camping (for weekend ticket holders only) can be booked through the festival, and is £5.50 per night for campers and caravans and £4 per night for tents. Make cheques payable to "Foolish Friends" and send to Angie and Ken Bladen, 36 The Oaks, Eaves Green, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 3QU.
A website is due to be set up soon. In the meanwhile, for more information, either e-mail or phone 01257 263678.