Lambeth Country Show - July
Posted on July 16 2014
Here in Herne Hill it's our favourite weekend of the year: the Lambeth Country show weekend, when about 80,000 Londoners converge in beautiful Brockwell Park to celebrate Lambeth life. 2014 is the 40th anniversary so if you've never been to Herne Hill, July 19th and 20th is a great time to do it.
Apart from the Chunklehead cider (expect queues so grab the 4 litre) you'll get all the trappings of a traditional country show with a hefty mix of live music and events. Who needs to go away for a festival when right here you've got Reggae music all day long as well as dub, afro-beat, ska and soul with acts from all over the world.
Not to be missed (and one of my favourites) are the vegetable figures in the cultivation tent up near Brockwell Hall. This is where the vegetable artists of Lambeth show their amazing talent for making veggies into, well anything - cameras at the ready!
The scarecrow making competition is always a good one and worth entering if you fancy your chances. For the kids (and wannabes) don't forget to check out thr baby animals as well as sheep shearing, the big birds of prey and a plethora of fun workshops like hulahooping and stilt-walking.
If you just want to hang out, the Village green has acoustic folk and pop on stage and is a great place to meet up with your mates, drink cider and sit around eating all the lovely food that there is to offer.
Had enough of the show or need a break from the crowds? Herne Hill's quality farmers and craft market will be running both Saturday and Sunday and don't forget to check out Lowie for great locally designed fashion and well known brands - right on Dulwich Road, just opposite the park. We currently have a sale so you'll be able to walk straight into the park with a new frock!
See you on the weekend!