Spring Festival 2019

Published: 29 April 2019

Spring Fever reaches Muster Green as crowds flock to the annual Haywards Heath Spring Festival!

Muster Green was bustling with families, friends and lots of cute dogs on Sunday as the Town Council put on its annual Spring Festival for the community of Haywards Heath. Over 50 charities participated, raising much needed funds for good causes including the Mayor's Charity, the wonderful Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity, and the Pets as Therapy Charity who brought along some of their cutest dogs to the event to demonstrate the amazing work they do.

Pets as Therapy Dogs 

The crowds were entertained by the harmonious vocals of No Strings Attached with the popular Ditchling Morris Dancers following on with some traditional folk dance on the Green. Children from Northlands Wood Primary School then performed the Maypole dance, continuing the traditional Spring theme of the event.

Ditchling Morris Dancers 

A colourful display of Spanish dancing was then performed by the children from the Alegria Dance Class and the newly formed Blackthorns dance troupe stunned the crowds with their funky dance routine which someone commented was "good enough to be on Britain's Got Talent"!

Algeria Dance Class 

Young children and adults alike delighted in the Easter Egg hunt, Easter decorating competition and the Cadbury© Creme Egg and Spoon race. Pooch the mascot and Popsteps then launched the energetic Sports Day Activities provided by Places Leisure with tons of prizes to be won on the day. 

Haywards Heath in Bloom exhibited creative canvases submitted for their "Full Steam Ahead" art competition, encompassing their images of steam trains and memories from a bygone era and everyone had tremendous fun enjoying the fair rides, stall competitions and the delicious coffee provided by locally based Cloud9 Coffee, who kindly donated some of their takings to the Mayor's Charity. 

Steven Trice, Town Clerk at Haywards Heath Town Council commented:  "Spring was truly Sprung on Muster Green in Haywards Heath this weekend with the Maypole and Morris Dancers taking centre stage. Haywards Heath Town Council would like to thank all the entertainers, the stall and pitch holders and all the fantastic residents who participated in making the afternoon a great success for the Town. "