Businesses urged to back the 2016 Lichfield Georgian Festival

Businesses are being urged to get into the spirit of Lichfield’s Georgian Festival.

The event will take place from September 16 to 18 to mark 250 years of the Lunar Society and the 307th birthday of Samuel Johnson.

It is part of the annual Heritage Weekend celebrations which sees historic attractions open their doors for free for a range of themed activities.

Preparations for the Georgian Festival in Lichfield

Preparations for the Georgian Festival in Lichfield

This year’s festival will feature entertainment on Lichfield’s Market Square, a market, gin and tea trails and the addition of 15 characters in Georgian costume who will parade round the city streets, thanks to funding from the Lichfield Business Improvement District

Visit Lichfield wants other businesses to join in the Georgian fun, just as Fortescues on Dam Street have agreed to do by donning period costumes during the event.

Helen Fisher, Cabinet member for tourism at Lichfield District Council, said: “We’re looking forward to the Georgian Festival, which is a fantastic way to celebrate Lichfield’s Georgian heritage.

“We’d love it if even more local businesses got involved, such as dressing up in historical costumes, running themed activities, or even creating an 18th Century-inspired menu or cocktail.”

For more details visit the Georgian Festival webpage or call Tourist Information on 01543 256611.

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