THE SIGHTS and sounds of the orient are returning to Warwick racecourse for the annual Thai Festival in July.
Warwick Rotary Club is partnering again with Magic of Thailand for the event on Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10, which will see the racecourse packed full of Thai traders selling delicious food, as well as dancers, musicians and Buddhist monks galore.
Tickets are on sale for £5 in advance on-line from agents Skiddles. The link to purchase tickets is http://skiddle.com/e/36003015. Alternatively tickets can be purchased at the gate. Children are free.
Last year’s event, delayed until September by Covid, was a great success with thousands descending on the racecourse for the weekend.
The festival will be open from 10.30am to 6pm on Saturday, and 10.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
This year returns to a trusted format with Buddhist Monks starting the festival off with their ceremonies, and the traditional reception of gifts from the traders. On stage throughout the day will be a top class presentation of Thai culture, with dancing, lady boys, music, Thai boxing and cookery demonstrations, and plenty of stalls selling Thai food, drinks, spices, crafts, and massages.
Warwick Rotary has organised an annual Thai festival since the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 and continues to send aid to the Thai people and other disaster areas.