CLASSIC car lovers, music fans and families will all have plenty to enjoy in Rotherham this weekend.
Fresh from last week’s bumper menu of events — which included Whiston Festival of Brass, Letwell Street Fair, Rotherfest, Conisbrough Music Fest and a breast cancer fundraiser at Eastwood View WMC — there is plenty in the diary for Saturday and Sunday.
The big event for music fans is Beanfest, which returns to Roundwood Farm in Rawmarsh from noon onwards.
Now in its eighth year, the all-day event was set up in 2010 in memory of Rob “Bean” Crook (pictured), who lost his life in a traffic accident.
Tribute acts gracing the Beanfest stage this year include Oaceis, MUSE INC, Slipnowt and Kingz of Leon.
Tickets are £5 for adults, £3 for under 18s and free for under 5s on the door.
Rock fans take note — Kiss tribute act Kiss GB make their Yorkshire debut in Rotherham this weekend.
The glam rock act will be at The Trades on Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are £8 in advance and £10 on the door.
A day of live music and entertainment is being held to celebrate the life of talented teenage footballer Tom Bothamley this weekend — a year after he died suddenly aged just 13 from a heart condition.
Tom’s mum Keira Hayden has organised TomFest17, which will be held at the Brush and Easel pub, Flanderwell, on Saturday.
Teenage singers Alfie Sheard (15) and Raigan Worsley (16) will be among the acts who will perform at the event.
Funds raised will go towards providing community defibrillators.
Clifton Park is the venue for Rotherham’s first community mela on Saturday.
A celebration of all communities and an opportunity to learn about other communities and culture, the MelAsia event runs from 11am to 5pm and is being organised by Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance with help from Love is Louder.
It will include a Picnic for Peace, with food, music, family activities, decorations and live performances.
Gala fun returns to Wath this weekend, with the annual town gala to be opened by MP John Healey at 1pm on Saturday.
The entertainment goes on until 4pm and attractions include stalls and children's entertainment in the Montgomery Hall car park, traditional village games like tug of war, welly wanging, three-legged race and egg and spoon race.
There will be live music in Montgomery Hall from 2pm onwards.
Two villages in the far north-west of the borough are hosting fun-filled events over the weekend.
First up, on Saturday, Wentworth’s Holy Trinity Church puts on its annual summer garden party.
There will be stalls, bric-a-brac, cakes, games and novelty events from 2pm onwards.
Just down the road in Harley, preparations are underway for the annual gala and classic car show on Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.
Stalls, fairground rides, a BBQ, children’s races, food vans and arena displays are all on the menu.
Meanwhile, families can travel back in time to days of yore at a special history re-enactment event on Saturday.
Heeley City Farm and Escafeld Medieval Society are running the Tinsley Medieval Fair event at the Old Tinsley Junior School tomorrow (8) from 10am to 2pm.
The fair at the on Siemens Close school is one of a series of events this summer about life in medieval Tinsley which include a family arts day, a heritage arts walk, and a local history talk.
More information is available at the Tinsley Time and Travel page on Facebook.
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