Warwick's annual Thai Festival attracts bumper numbers - The Leamington Observer

Warwick's annual Thai Festival attracts bumper numbers

Leamington Editorial 15th Jul, 2022   0

CROWDS soaked up the sights and sounds of the Orient at Warwick Racecourse at the weekend when the annual Thai Festival came to town.

Warwick Rotary Club again partnered up with Magic of Thailand for the event which saw the racecourse packed full of Thai traders selling delicious food, as well as dancers, musicians and Buddhist monks.

The Rotary Club reported record numbers turning up on both days to bask in the sunshine or keep in the shade with the help of Thai umbrellas and cool drinks from the stands.

Buddhist Monks started the festival off with their ceremonies, and the traditional reception of gifts from the traders.

On stage throughout the day was a top class presentation of Thai culture, with dancing, lady boys, music, Thai boxing and cookery demonstrations, as well plenty of stalls selling Thai food, spices, crafts, and massages.

The 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts helped park all the cars for the two days.

And the raffle for a flight to Thailand was won by Vicki Morris.

Alan Bailey, from the rotary club, said: “Warwick rotary club has worked with the Thai people since the Tsunami in 2004 when it started an annual festival of culture and food to raise money to help orphans. We have stayed in touch over the years and recently sent aid to Thailand during the pandemic. It was good to be able to meet up again and it was clear that England and Thailand were having a great time in Warwick this weekend as no-one wanted to go home”.


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