Held on Saturday 23rd June 2018
Theme: Serving our Community
The parade of floats through the centre of Stamford is one of the highlights of a number of activities during the Festival week. This year was well supported by the RAF as part of their 100th anniversary.
Those organisations who did enter a float fond that the organisation and planning involved was very rewarding and generated a true community atmosphere on the day. It didn't involve much effort or expense (floats are provided by CS Ellis free of charge). If you have entered before you will know the feeling of contributing to a true community event in our town. It is an excellent way to promote your club or business.
Congratulations to all of the 2017 winners:
Festival Directors' Award for Best Walking Float - JHH Dance
Best Commercial - Chater Lodge
Best School - Tumble Tots
Best Club - Pantomime Players
Hanson Jubilee Cement Award for Best Youth - Girl Guiding Welland Division
Cummins Newage AVK SEG Award for Most Entertaining Float - Danish Invader
Best Turned Out Vehicle - CS Ellis
Special Merit Award - Stoney Ford Brew Co Ltd and the Stamford Litter Pickers
Best Overall - Friends of Stamford and Rutland Theatre
Thank you to the following who made the day possible:
CS Ellis and AB Texel
Stamford Town Council
The Judges and the Festival Committee
All the participants in the parade and the arena, without whom none of this would have been possible!
Parade of Floats
Stamford Kiwanis were founded in 1977 to “support the poor and needy in Stamford and surrounding area”. They are a group of local businessmen and professionals who raise money for Stamford and District Kiwanis Community Trust Fund (Registered Charity No 1077288).
Stamford Festival Association Ltd