PIP23 – Everything You Need to Know


We are excited that 2023’s Creech Party in the Park is nearly here.  Everything you need to know can be found in this article, but if you have any questions at all please contact us on info@creechpartyinthepark.com or message us via Facebook.


  • 1600 – Park closed to the public
  • 1700 – Gates open
  • 1700 – Bar opens
  • 1800 – The Jamestown Brothers live on stage
  • 2000 – The Jukeboxers live on stage
  • 2100 – Latest admission
  • 2200 – Voodoo Seven live on stage
  • 2330 – Last orders at the bar
  • 2345 – Event closes

Tickets and Entry

Please have your tickets, ID and bags ready before you reach the front of the queue so that we can get everyone in ASAP.

  • Have your tickets ready on your phone or printed out ready to be scanned at the gate.
    Once scanned the tickets are void and can not be reused.
  • If you look under 25 have your ID ready at the gate
  • Have bags open for security searches
  • Alcohol or drugs will be confiscated
  • Family ticket holders must arrive together
  • Unaccompanied under 18s will NOT be admitted
  • Wristbands must be worn at all times
  • Tickets can be purchased online until 2030 on the 15th July (subject to availability)
  • Tickets can be purchased, with cash only, at the gate (subject to availability)
  • Lastest admission – 2100


Under 18s are the responsibility of their parent or guardian at all times. Please ensure their wristbands have your contact phone number written clearly on them.

Food & Drink

Party in the Park costs over £20,000 to put on. We rely on ticket sales,  bar sales and food vendors for funding. Without this the event would not happen. This is why we ask everyone to only buy their drinks from the bar and use the food vendors, and not bring their own. 

Please do not bring alcohol. It is a condition of our licence that only alcohol purchased from the bar may be consumed on-site and our professional security team will enforce this.

Our reasonably priced bar will stock a range of canned and draft lagers, beers, ciders and spirits, in addition to soft drinks and non-alcohol options. There is something for everyone.  We always keep our bar prices reasonable and will publish the bar list on social media before the event.

Challenge 25. Have your ID ready at the bar if you look under 25.

Cash Only Bar. We will only take cash at the bar.  It would really help us if you bring small notes and change!

Please do not bring food. There will be numerous food options on-site including burgers, nachos, fries, noodles, pasties, crisps, ice creams, and doughnuts.

Food is supplied by external caterers. It will be at the vendors’ discretion if they cater for restricted diets such as gluten-free or vegan.


No public parking is available onsite.   Please leave your car at home. We have limited parking spaces for blue badge holders only on a first come first served basis.  We encourage everyone to come on foot, but if you do drive, please park respectfully on public roads in the village. Please remember that Creech St Michael village is a 20mph zone.


No seating is provided. Bring your own picnic chairs.  Gazebos are also permitted, but please site these around the edge of the stage area so you don’t block anyone’s view or inadvertently end up in the dance area in front of the stage!


You are welcome to bring gazebos with you for shelter in the evening.

  • Gazebos must not be left unattended, and you bring them entirely at your own risk.
  • Please site your gazebo at the back and right side of the field (see image).
  • Due to the windy forecast, gazebos MUST be anchored securely.
  • Gazebos CAN NOT be left on the field overnight. Due to the strong wind forecast, we can not risk unattended gazebos blowing away.
  • Please do not block any other party goers view of the stage with your gazebo
  • Please do not position yourself too far forward – as you will end up on the dance floor!


Our volunteer photographers will be taking lots of pictures and video during the event to use in future publicity.  Please let them know if you don’t wish your photo to be taken. If you want any pics on social media removed after the event, please contact us and we will of course remove them straight away.

Tag Us!

We would love to see your pictures of the event – please tag us on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #creechpartyinthepark or  #csmpip23

Have Fun!

Party in the Park is run by volunteers as a family friendly event for the benefit of our community. We hope you all enjoy a super night of music, dancing and making memories!


*All timings are approximate


PIP 2020: No Daytime Event – After Dark Only

Sadly, we have taken the decision to NOT run a daytime event in 2020.

The evening After Dark event will go ahead as usual – more details will be announced in due course.

This decision was taken for a number of reasons:

Volunteers – the organisation and pre-planning of the event takes a massive amount of man hours and unfortunately, although our volunteers are amazing and do a wonderful job,  we do not have enough to share the workload around. We don’t want to overload our volunteers as we want them to enjoy being involved.

Costs – the daytime event costs thousands of pounds to put on.  Activities and demos are free and rides are subsidised so the daytime event is run at a loss.  It is all paid for from the profits of the After Dark event, and  while we definitely want to give back to the community, we are considering if there are better ways to spend funds.

Time – the daytime is always hectic, with the setup starting days before and the turn around to get the site ready for the evening very tight.

Other events – it’s very hard to find a weekend in July that does not clash with other events, although we do try.  Next year we inadvertently clash with Ruishton Village Day and the first Taunton Live Pride event, so there is already lots happening in the day.

There is a possibility that we might do something small and low key in the daytime, such as a cleanup day or family games, however the committee need to discuss this in more detail.

We are also discussing whether it would be better to do a summer fayre completely separate to the After Dark event in future years.

Can you help in 2021?

We hope that the daytime event will return in 2021 – but this will only be possible with sufficient volunteers to be part of the following teams.  Please contact us on socialmedia@creechpartyinthepark.com if you’d like to be contacted nearer the time about volunteering.

  1. Arena – organising the displays and games that happen in the central arena, including the running order, booking etc
  2. Kids entertainment – arranging stalls, activities, demos etc for our younger audience.
  3. Adult/Teen entertainment – arranging stalls, activities, demos etc for our older audience.
  4. Food Stalls – organising the food pitches
  5. Stalls – organising and liaising with all stall holders
  6. Raffle – contacting local businesses for prizes, arranging raffle prize display, selling tickets etc
  7. Amenities/Site – layout of field, toilets, lights, electrics, safety, marquees etc
  8. Advertising/Social Media/Web/Print – updating website, posting to social media, creating posters, press releases etc

2020 Evening Event

The After Dark live music event WILL take place next year.  We will be making some changes including increased security and increased prices to cover the extra security.  More details will be announced in due course.

Schedule 2019

Make sure you don’t miss a thing at this year’s event – check out our schedule:

12:00 – Daytime event starts

12:00 – Welcome to the event – intro in the main arena

12:00-13:00 – Bring your Bake-Off entries to the main tent before 13:00

12:15Skintight Samba will get the event started with an upbeat demonstration and audience participation in the central arena.

12:45Bounce and Burn demo in the central arena

13:00-14:00 – Bake Off judging in the main tent

13:15Clubbercise demo in the central arena

13:45Skintight Samba are back for a second demonstration

14:15 – Tug of War (sign your team up on the flip charts) and Egg Toss in the central arena

15:00 – Prize winners presentation – Bake-Off, Tug of War, Egg Toss

15:15 Tae Kwon Do demo in the central arena

16:00 – Day event finishes


18:30 – AfterDark gates open

19:15 – Dusk Brothers

20:25 Pygmy Chimps

22:15 – Haus Band

23:30 – Bar shuts

23:45 – AfterDark event  finishes