Added on: 3rd July, 2017 by O1
Orpington put on another great show on Saturday with a fantastic party in the park, organised by Talking Box Events in Partnership with Orpington 1st.
A BIG O thank you goes out to all those who took part and joined in the fun to make this year’s festival even bigger and better than ever.
The excitement began early with crowds gathering in the high street ahead of the car parade which signalled the opening of this year’s event. Classic cars from throughout the decades giving a glimpse of the great show that was about to unfold.
Visitors were taken on a journey through time for a celebration of popular culture from the 1940s - 90s, evoking magic memories for most and providing a fun history lesson for the younger audience. The effort taken by all involved in achieving an authentic representation of the fashion and culture from the past was outstanding.
It wasn’t just the characters such as Mr Bean, Frank Spencer and Dr Who who wowed the crowds, many festival goers arrived dressed in styles from their own favourite decade.
Sharon Baldwin, Executive Director of Orpington 1st BID, who have been involved in the festival with Talking Box from day one, said, “We were delighted to see so many visitors to Orpington enjoying a great event in such a fantastic setting. The Big O Festival has become a must attend festival for the summer and showcases all that is good about the businesses and residents coming together.”
The sun shone brightly in the afternoon, with bands taking to the stage to transport the audience back in time. A fun filled programme throughout the day meant the atmosphere was as amazing as the exhibits, with local friends and families joined by festival goers from around the southeast. Footfall on the day was the highest of the year so far.
The Big O Vintage Festival is a fabulous, free event that the business community, and the whole of Orpington, can be proud of.
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Don’t forget the next FREE event Priory Live Music Festival on Saturday August 12th, again organised by Talking Box in partnership with Orpington 1st Business Improvement District.