Review: Crystal Palace Overground Festival

Crystal Palace Overground Festival

We nipped along to the last day of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival, which set up residence on 26th June in Crystal Palace Park.

It’s now in its 8th year and relies pretty much entirely on volunteers and sponsorship from local communities so it’s great to see it thriving each year upon this alone.

It had all the factors you’d expect from a good old-fashioned summer fete: food and drinks stalls, vintage clothing and homeware, bunting, a knobbly knees competition (poor Malcolm was robbed, we say).

Shakey's Diner Crystal Palace Overground Festival

We tucked into a Chilli Dog and Double Shakey from Shakey’s Diner – at £5 and £8 respectively it was a handsome feed that was worth the short amount of time we queued.

Shakey's Diner Chilli Dog Crystal Palace Overground Festival

Booze wise, Late Knights Brewery had pitched up and we sampled St. Peter’s lager – light but with a tangy amber taste. If you like summer ales, we suggest you give this a try. They came in these mini pitchers (not too dissimilar to measuring jugs) which came with a £1 deposit.

Double Shakey Crystal Palace Overground Festival

 

St. Peter's lager Late Knights Brewery

Highlights from the stalls were Violet Betty, a vintage clothing company, and NewVintage.co.uk for antique homewares (you can see a theme developing here).

Violet Betty, Crystal Palace Overground festival

One of the dresses on sale at Violet Betty’s stall

New Vintage, Crystal Palace Overground Festival

The New Vintage interiors stall

We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for similar outdoor activities – we’ll next be at the Lambeth Country Show on 19th July.

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