22 and 23 June 2024
Postcode NG33 4SB
- All weekend:
BBQ, Home-made Veggie Food, Light Lunches, Cream Teas and Cakes
The Chase 5k Trail Run
Live Music Festival featuring 9 excellent performances
Street Market of crafts and local produce
Bourne Borderers Morris Group
Pig Dyke Molly
Bowmen of Rutland have-a-go archery
Carl the famous Bubble Man from Car Fest
The Castle Bytham Midsummer Festival is organised and run by volunteers and all proceeds go to local community groups – St James’ Church, Castle Bytham Village Hall, The Bythams Community Shop and other local causes.
The Committee’s grateful thanks go to the many organisations and individuals who sponsor our event.
For a full list of our 2023 sponsors please click HERE.
Registration for The Chase 2024 5k fun trail run is now open. Click here for the online booking form
Stalls booking for the 2024 Midsummer Festival’s Sunday Street Market are now open. Click here for the online booking form
The 2024 Festival Saturday
9.00am Registration opened for The Chase 5k
10.00am The Chase 5k fun trail run (or walk) began
10.00am Fairground games (swing boats, tin can alley and basketball) opened
11.00am Real Ale and Cider & Gin Bars
12.00pm MUSIC FESTIVAL began
12.00pm Bythams BBQ, Village Veggie & CB Shop Tea Tent plus ice creams and more!
12.00pm to Close: Mooch, munch and musical moves!
11.00pm Festival closed
The 2024 Festival Sunday
9.00am 50+ Market Stalls opened
10.00am Real Ale and Cider & Gin Bars
10.00am Bouncy Slide & Fairground games
11.00am Live Music began
11.00am Fun & Games from Bill Brookman’s Entertainment Company, morris dancing, bubbles!
11.00am Dog Show Registration opened
12.00pm BBQ & other midsummer fair food
12.00pm Dog Show began
3.15pm Duck Race began
5.30pm Festival closed
Saturday 2024 line-up
Midsummer Music Festival Day!
Bianca and the Top Cats
The Gutter Merchants
Figure of Eight
Whatever It Takes
Sunday 2024 line-up
Family Midsummer Fair Fun Day!
Corby Glen Dance Academy
& The Ruth Dutton Singers
Yamuna and Shane
The Rutland Big Band
Dazed and Confused
Performers at the Castle Bytham Midsummer Festival arranged by Bythams Music
Midsummer Festival Food & Drink
How do you get to the Castle Bytham Midsummer Festival?
This fair takes place in the village of Castle Bytham in southern Lincolnshire, between Stamford and Grantham and close to the A1 turn off to South Witham and Stretton. Set your sat nav to NG33 4SB. Parking is signposted in the village.
How accessible is the Festival?
Wheelchair access to the midsummer fair is restricted to the village streets. The events field is grass but a motorised mobility vehicle should be able to navigate the main area.
For disabled parking please telephone in advance for information – 01780 410380.
A disabled toilet is available in the Village Hall. Toilets on the events field are portable units with one disabled unit available – please inquire at the Information Point, the beer tent or the food stands.
Will I have to pay to get in?
No. Parking and entry to the Festival on both days is free.
Can I camp overnight at the midsummer fair?
To enquire please telephone 01780 410380 well in advance.
What are the opening times of the Festival?
On Saturday the fair starts at 10.00am with the 5k fun run known as The Chase. The Music Festival begins at 11.00am and goes on until 11.00pm.
Sunday all events start at 9.00am and close at 5.30pm.
Can I book a pitch for my stall at the Sunday Market?
Yes. Prices for single 3×3 pitches and double pitches are £45 (£90 double) if booked by 31 March. After 31 March they are £50 (£100 double).
Payment must be made at the time of booking to secure the position.
Who can take part in The Chase 5k trail run, what are the entry fees and how do I register?
What kind of music will be played?
The Saturday Music Festival features local bands and solo performers ranging from ballads to blues, jazz fusion, rock, funk and prog rock.
The Sunday live music for the midsummer fair usually features a children’s dance academy performance, easy listening and covers bands.
What will there be for children at the Midsummer Festival in Castle Bytham?
Saturday’s festival fun will be children’s fairground games and swingboats.
Sunday will feature fairground games and performers, duck race, swingboats, bouncy slide, have-a-go archery and Carl the famous Bubble Man from Car Fest.