This year’s Festival coincides with the Queens Jubilee holiday
The programme this year will commence on Saturday the 2nd of June and the Street Market itself will be on Monday the 4th of June. No doubt there will be many activities and events to celebrate the Jubilee but your committee is hoping to provide a wide range of attractions to encourage support such as the ever increasing popularity of the fell race ‘The Austwick Amble’, market stalls from crafts to spares to Magpies and tombolas, entertainment from the jazz band and Zoot and the animals and a wide range of childrens activities.
As always there will be plenty of food and beverages to maintain the energy levels.
Thanks to ‘The Gamecock’ the ‘Spirits Diary’ is already underway and all the organisations in the Village should have the chance to pick the lucky date. A reminder for those planning their cuckoo designs is that this years theme is the Olympics so we shall be looking forward to seeing some sleek fit and athletic birds on our streets and in our gardens.
General Program for the Festival and Street Market
There is normally an event on the Friday evening of the festival but this has had to be cancelled
Updated Thursday 17th May 2012 at 1620
Saturday the 2nd June. Playing fields from 4.00pm
Village sports and BBQ. Races and games for children and adults with prizes and trophies followed by barbeque and bar.
Sports are likely to be, bowls,tennis,cricket,rounds or athletics so enjoy the day. Do please return your trophies from last year.
Sunday the 3rd June, Walk with Wes at 1.30pm, from the cross.
Adults £1 – Children 50p. The walk is followed by tea and biscuits in the Parish Hall
Monday the 4th of June. Austwick Festival and Street Market. Entertainment all day from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Shire Horses – Bouncy Castles – Donkey Rides – Oak Quartet Jazz Band – Zoots Circus performance – Coconut Shy – Skittles – Amazing Alpacas – Rare Sheep – Classic/Vintage Cars and orgam recitals in the Church.
Childrens photographic exhibition and adult art exhibition in the Parish Hall
Hog Roast provided by the Traddock – Pie & Peas – Cakes and scones – Bacon Butties – Ice cream.
The Austwick Amble Fell Race
The junior race starts at 12.00 noon and the adult race starts at 1.00pm both from the Village Green.
Entry: Seniors = £4.00 and Juniors £1.50 all to be paid on the day. Senior Records Men = 49.23 and Ladies 57.23
Collection nights will be on Monday the 28th May and Wednesday the 30th May Please donate saleable items for the stalls: bric-a-brac, china, clothes, books, toys. We will not collect furniture, white goods or televisions. Only saleable items will be collected.
This year will be are two major musical events which will be presented in the Church by guest organists who will be performing throughout the day.
An exhibition of photographs on the Olympics theme taken by children from Austwick Primary School will be on display in the Parish Hall together with works by local artists.
For safety reasons, Austwick will be closed to through traffic, on the 4th June, between the School and the Cross from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Your help and support is always welcome and if you would like to be involved in any way please tap into your village organisations or contact any of the committeee. We hope that the 2012 Festival will live up to the reputation of its forerunners.
Ian Plimmer (Chairman) 01524 251416….. Joan Robson (Secretary) 01729 825862….Gordon James (Treasurer) 01524 251668…or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries and offers of help. The programme of events will be shown on here soon
Please note that only stalls from within the Village are permitted because this is a Village event and outsider stall holders are not permitted.