The event in Farnborough will celebrate the refurbishment of the town's Queensmead shopping centre
A festival will be held in Farnborough this weekend to celebrate the £1 million refurbishment of the town's Queensmead shopping centre.
The free day-long festival will be held on Saturday, October 26 and includes a range of events including live dance performances, a classic car display, a community fair with more than 20 stalls and tours of Farnborough Abbey.
Stages will be erected at both ends of Queensmead and a full programme of live music has been planned throughout the day.
The Farnborough Society is organising the festival with support from Rushmoor Borough Council.
Brian Fyfe, executive committee member and planning group leader for the society, said: “We have had fantastic support from local organisations and the town has responded magnificently to this community event.
“This will be the first community festival in Farnborough so we are really looking forward to it.”
The Farnborough Society hope that by putting on the festival and celebrating the redevelopment of Queensmead, people will change their attitudes towards the town.
Mr Fyfe said: “We really want to bring the whole community together and show them what is available to them.”
The festival begins at 9.30am in the town centre and will conclude at 6pm with a light show and musical finale, being opened by the mayor Terry Bridgeman. Parking for the festival will cost just £1 for the day in any council car park in Farnborough.