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St John's Big Weekend

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Sue Ryder St John's Hospice

St John's Road



MK44 3RJ

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Come along and join us for a weekend of fun and fundraising for Sue Ryder St John's Hospice!

Our annual Big Weekend helps us raise thousands of pounds to support our hospice so we can continue to provide incredible care to our patients and their families across Bedfordshire and surrounding areas. By attending our Big Weekend, you can be sure that you’re helping to contribute towards providing these vital services in your local community.

Two events in one:

The Big Weekend comprises two events – on Saturday you can rock out at the Busk Till Dusk music festival, before enjoying a host of family-friendly activities at Sunday’s Country Fayre.

You can either purchase tickets for both events happening during the Big Weekend, or buy tickets for one specific event only.

Day one - Busk Till Dusk

Date: Saturday 12th August 2017
Time: 3pm – 10pm

The #BUSKTILLDUSK sign at Busk Till Dusk 2016

Busk Till Dusk is back for 2017! Join us for a day of music and merriment whilst helping us raise funds to provide incredible care to our patients and their families.

Bring your picnic blankets and festival vibes to watch performers Busk Till Dusk!

Fancy staying the night?

We have a limited number of camping pitches available onsite - simply add a camping pitch to your ticket. Please note that, regrettably, there are no washing facilities available.

The sun sets across the Busk Till Dusk festival

Are you a local musician?

Would you like the opportunity to busk at the event? Our main stages are fully booked, but you can perform on one of our pop-up performance stages! Get in touch with the team to register your interest at stjohnsfundraising@sueryder.org.

A musician plays the guitar and another sings at Busk Till Dusk 2016

Calling all local traders!

Please contact us about having a pitch at Busk Till Dusk by emailing stjohnsfundraising@sueryder.org or calling 01767 642 423.

Day two - Country Fayre

Date: Sunday 13th August 2017
Time: 11am – 4:30pm

Children enjoying the fun of the fayre

Come along to our annual Country Fayre. Set within our beautiful hospice grounds, this event boasts entertainment for all the family!

At the fayre you'll enjoy:

  • Vintage vehicle display
  • Archery
  • 4x4 driving experiences
  • Line dancing
  • Bird displays
  • Tea room
  • Face painting
  • Live music
  • Steam engine rides
  • Pony rides
  • Scarecrow competition

and much, much more...!

Please note: only assistance dogs are permitted onsite at both events. We kindly ask that you please refrain from bringing your own food and beverages.

Local businesses!

Please contact us about having a pitch or stall at the Country Fayre by emailing stjohnsfundraising@sueryder.org or calling 01767 642 423.

Scarecrow competition entry:

If you would like to enter our scarecrow competition, please contact a member of our team on 01767 642 423

From all of us at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice – thank you in advance for your support! We can't wait to see you there.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age to attend the event but you may be asked for ID at the gate if you have a concessions ticket or if you are purchasing alcohol at Busk Till Dusk.

Our bar staff will be unable to provide alcoholic beverages to anyone who cannot provide adequate ID, such as a passport or driving licence, if requested.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Upon arrival to the hospice, please follow the event signage to the car park.

We will have some local taxis on standby for bookings at the end of Saturday’s Busk Till Dusk festival.

What can/can't I bring into the event?

Only assistance dog­­s are permitted onsite.

Please refrain from bringing your own food and beverages on site.

St John’s Hospice reserves the right to withdraw any person from the premises should they be behaving in a way that poses a danger to either themselves or other event attendees.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email stjohnsfundraising@sueryder.org or call 01767 642 423 if you have any queries about the Big Weekend.

What's the refund policy?

We regret that we are unable to offer a refund on any tickets purchased.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You will need to present your event ticket at the gate. Please ensure you have this printed to gain entry.

If you do not have your ticket on the day, there may be a wait to confirm your ticket purchase.

In the result that a record of your purchase cannot be found, you may be asked to pay again or refused entry.

Can I update my registration information?

Unfortunately, registration information cannot be amended once you have completed your purchase!

Is my ticket transferable?

Please let us know if you are unable to attend and plan on giving your tickets to another person. Call 01767 642 423 as early as possible to do this.

Is it okay if the name on my ticket doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, but please let us know in advance of the day, so we are able to verify that the ticket was indeed given to the person attending.

We are unable to do this at the gate, so please let us know in advance by calling 01767 642 423 with their details.

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