Eid Festival Success
10/08/14 02:36 Filed in: News | festivals | millhouses | park | eid
Sheffield Eid Festival 2014, Millhouses Park
The Sheffield Eid Festival of 2014 expanded from 1 day to a 2 day event turned out to be a tale of 2 days, with only approx 4,000 people attending on Saturday (2nd August) compared to twice the number of at least 8,000 attending on Sunday (3rd August). Though this mismatch between numbers attending had less to do with the organisers and more to do with the Met Office / BBC's inaccurate weather forecast of rain literally for the whole of the Saturday time-table that failed to materialise.
In fact observed rainfall for day 1 was limited to light rain of between 1pm and 2pm with the rest of the day usually bright and sunny that would have disappointed many who had wished to attend but did not. Though good news for those that did attend on Day 1 as they were not subject to lengthy queues at the stalls and various rides that would materialise on Day 2.
Day one probably saw 4,000 people attend which was down from last years estimate of 7,000. Which means short queues for the Ice cream vans!
Day 2 saw at approx 9,000 people attend up about 1/3rd on last year.With now long queues for the ice cream van.
Overall the event was a great success & we look forward to the Eid festival arriving in 2015.