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Knowsley Flower Show and Feelgood Festival 2019

by Laura Johnston

The weekend of Knowsley Flower Show and Feelgood Festival was popular once again this year, with thousands of visitors taking to Court Hey Park to enjoy all of the brilliant outdoor activities and entertainment.

The theme of this year’s Knowsley Flower Show was the 50th anniversary of the incredible moon landing with some brilliant space-themed categories to enter in and get imaginative.

Visitors also celebrated the Year of the Environment by pledging to do their bit for the environment, making a smoothie by cycling, and hopping on the free buses to and from the show.

Furry friends enjoyed the Merseyside Fun Dog Show and had the opportunity to show off their skills and cuteness to win a rosette.

Of course, there were plenty of stalls selling a range of things to tempt you with including homemade goods, plants, ornaments, hot food, and all sorts of delicious confectionery.

The star of the show, the flower marquee, was as impressive as ever. It was blooming with award-winning flowers, plants, vegetables, and designs.

The day before the flower show was the Feelgood Festival. Growing in popularity, it’s the opportunity for people all ages to enjoy themselves and try new things.

All energy levels were catered for! Visitors could enjoy hand massages, arts and crafts, yoga, poetry, dancing, and martial arts. Children had plenty to do including inflatables and fairground rides.

Local performers including Songbird Choir and Swanside Line Dancing Queens entertained the visitors brilliantly.

There was plenty of other entertainers helping to make the day great including the ‘bubble man’, Curtis Watts who led energetic poetry sessions, and Brooksie, who drawn funny caricature art for visitors to take home as a unique memory.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, said: “There’s been so much great feedback about Knowsley Flower Show and Feelgood Festival. It’s clear Knowsley residents and local people continue to look forward to, and really enjoy, the flower show weekend year after year.”