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Four festivals on in Peterborough this weekend

From Truckfest to Colour and Carnival - here are four events on in Peterborough over the bank holiday that might catch your eye.
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Truckfest is back for the August bank holiday weekend (Photo: Terry Harris)

1 Truckfest

Gates will open at midday on Saturday August 28 for Truckfest's Super Saturday, kicking off three days of displays, rides and much more.

The largest truck show in the UK is back at the East of England Showground, with new trucks from leading manufacturers and product launches and show offers galore.

There'll be action in the main arena with Swamp Thing and Broke FMX, hundreds of trade stands, fun-fair rides, live music, celebrity guests and some characters for the kids to meet.

You can still buy tickets here.


2 Colour and Carnival

Celebrating Peterborough's variety of cultures and communities, this free event at the museum is being held for two days on Friday August 27 and Saturday August 28.

An array of activities will be on offer, including making carnival crowns, masks, streamers and Diwali lanterns.

In addition, there will be a drumming workshop, competitions, giveaways, stilt walkers and storytelling from around the world.

For more information about the carnival, email or telephone 01733 864663.


3 Fake Festival

Peterborough Fake Festival is a tribute-based music event taking place on the Embankment on Saturday August 28.

Six ‘fake bands’ are coming to Peterborough – including tributes to Coldplay, The Killers, Foo Fighters, The Stone Roses, The Rolling Stones and The Jam. The event also boasts bars, food and children's entertainment.

Book your tickets here.


4 Ploughman Beer Festival

Everyone is missing the Peterborough Beer Festival, as we see out the second summer in a row without the event, but The Ploughman in Werrington is hosting a weekend of celebration to make things a bit more bearable.

The event starts tonight (Thursday) and will run until Monday August 30.

Live music is planned for each day, a barbecue will be fired up all weekend and a charity raffle is running, with proceeds for Heltwate School.

Pop along for some real ale, cider, gin - or whatever else you fancy.