Second Arbour Fest to take place in July

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Following on from last year’s successful inaugural event, Arbourfest will return to Arbroath on Saturday, July 16.

The event, a fish and farmers market, celebrates the best of local produce on offer in the area.

Organiser Kevin Smith has already got a number of tasty treats on board for the market, which will be held at Beacon Green.

Kevin said that is was “great to get so much support” for the event from local fish merchants.

He continued: “This year they are donating over four stone of fish that will be cooked in various ways, and dished out free of charge, from our main sponsors the ‘Bellrock Fish Restaurant’ on Beacon Green.

“During the day there will be various displays from local dance groups, martial arts, musical talents, military stances, bouncy castle, lifeboat launch, craft marquee, charity stalls and much more.

“A stage will be used for anyone who wants to come along and perform whether it’s a sea shanty or playing a guitar! Amps and mic provided

“There is still plenty of room and time for all types of organisations/charities to become involved (free of charge) and we will also be able to provide stalls for those concerned.”

To enquire about setting up a stall, please contact arbourfest@gmail.com.

Kevin added: “Businesses and crafty type people are very welcome, but there will be a modest charge which will go to paying some of the overheads, and any profit will go to local charities.

“Last year £300 was donated and shared out to local organisations/charities.”

Last year’s event only saw organisers with expenses of £30, which allowed the £300 from stallholders to be donated.

Of the £300, £150 went to the Rugby club who provided stewarding and car parking at the event, £50 to Seafest who provided the covered stalls, £50 to the Lifeboat (contributed by Crazy Hazy who did a line dancing demonstration at the event) and £50 to Fireworks for Arbroath group.