Close Encounters of the Kite Kind

Northampton Town Festival are tremendously excited to be adding Close Encounter Kites to the entertainment line-up for the 2017 festival to be held at the Northampton Racecourse on the 1st & 2nd July.

Close Encounter Kites was founded by husband and wife team Allan and Marilyn Pothecary.  Flying since 1993, then in dual line pairs since 1996 and in competitions since 2002.

Having retired from kite competitions, the couple now enjoy coaching and developing their wonderful displays and can be found at their favourite flying sites on Salisbury Plain, Hayling Island, Calshot Spit or on the peripheries of kite festivals.  They fly their amazing kites all over the world.

The kites have to be seen to be believed.

From animals to witches, crazy tails to stacked limbo kites, Close Encounters put on a display to dazzle even the most hard to please crowd!

The kites are stunning; colourful, graceful and fast when in full flight!

We’ll let the pictures do the talking but watch this page for more festival information please check out  we’re updating most days now!