Organised by Witham Town Council, the one day Festival is held on the third Saturday in September between 10.30 am and 4 pm. The Town Centre is the stage for numerous acts ranging from the traditional Puppet Shows to hi-tech Robots! In the past Witham has hosted a huge farmyard pig with windows in its tummy to view a play, a four poster bed to lay on to enjoy a surreal experience that involved a contortionist climbing through a picture and long necked aliens! Traditional storytelling using hand held puppets takes place in the Library throughout the day, whilst a variety of stilt acts and life size puppets wander around the Town Centre. Free workshops with a puppet related theme take place for the children to enjoy. The shops are invited to take part in the fun by joining in a window dressing competition. Throughout the town centre are the sights and sounds of families enjoying the day – partaking in refreshments in one of the many cafes, pubs and restaurants that Witham has to offer.
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