Billed as “London’s biggest & best free family festival”, the Lambeth Country Show certainly delivers, with a varied line up that’s guaranteed to please the whole family.
Live music, craft and food stalls, flower displays and even a working farm are all on offer at the show, which has traditionally celebrated the best of the city and the countryside.
The music will be a fairly eclectic mix with jazz, soul, disco, folk and ska all promised. Local talent will be showcased on the “Village Green” stage with a dazzling variety of acts lined up to send Lambeth home happy.
Saturday will see the main stage given over to pop, funk, soul and disco while Sunday (or Roots Day as it has been dubbed) will see ska, dub and reggae acts coming to the fore.
The festival is renowned for the variety of its events. In the past these have included a fun fair, a riding show, bird displays, jousting, sheep shearing competitions and a scarecrow competition.
An annual vegetable competition has seen visitors compete to create the most imaginative vegetable animals. Past entrants have included an owl made of pineapple and a dinosaur fashioned from potatoes. Even in such exalted company, however, the best entrant ever surely had to be the vegetable recreation of Nigel Farage being slapped by a wet fish.
Organised by EventLambeth, with funding by Lambeth Council amongst others, the 45th Lambeth Country Show should see crowds of up to 100,000 people attending over the course of the weekend.
The show will take place on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of July 2019 at Brockwell Park.
Lambeth Country Show is dedicated to sustainability in all of its processes and procedures. Here is a list of the show’s environmental commitments.
- More details of the event can be found here.
- Information on other Summer festivals can be found here.
- Find more great things to do in the capital this summer with City Countdown’s guide to The Best Events in London for July 2019.