Rushmere Country Park near Leighton Buzzard is gearing up for its annual fundraising weekend of events kicking off with its Concert in the Park followed by Summer Fayre and Fun Dog Show.

Rushmere Park Concert Leighton Buzzard

Tickets for Concert in the Park on Saturday, 12 August from 5pm are selling fast, according to the organiser, environmental charity The Greensand Trust which manages the 400 acre Bedfordshire site on a not for profit basis.

It’s a relaxed evening on the park’s meadow with local musical talent performing – this year’s acts are Toby Joe Leonard, Rocker Covers, Secret Genius and Natasha Seale who will premiere her music video shot in the park at the event, plus sessions by DJ Mike Deakin.

This is a family-friendly event with food stalls and beer tent and fairground amusement for the kids. Tickets cost £10 (adults) and £7 (concessions: ages 4-16, over 65s and NUS students card holders) – under 3s go free. Available from

The Summer Fayre and Fun Dog Show takes place on Sunday 13 August 11am – 4pm. Come and join in the fun and games – free admission with arts, crafts, refreshments and a whole host of fun activities for all the family out on the meadow.

This year The Greensand Trust hopes to speed up the registration process for the Fun Dog Show by selling tickets for each class available on the day – 40 per class.

Full details of classes and timings are available via its website:

Greensand Trust Chief Executive Gill Welham commented: “Our annual Big Summer Weekend of fundraising events grows each year as word spreads of what Rushmere Country Park has to offer. This promises to be our biggest and best yet – please come and support us as all proceeds from the weekend are reinvested back into the park.”

The park’s £3 exit fee will apply for both events and there may be separate charges for kids amusements and trails.