Cuckoo Festival and Street Market 2011

Friday 27th May to Monday the 30th May 2011

cuckoo show

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Festival, this year’s theme for cuckoos is “Celebration”. Please see the program below for the festival which takes place over the whole of the Bank Holiday there’s something for everyone.


Austwick Cuckoo Festival and Street Market.

Friday 27th to Monday 30th May 2011.


Friday 27th May in the Parish Hall.

Great entertainment with bar and food. Tickets will be available at the shop. Thanks to Martin Pettiford.  A fun filled night.

Saturday 28th May. Village sports and BBQ at the playing fields from 4.00 pm.

Races and games for children and adults with small prizes and trophies.

Sports followed by a barbecue and a bar. We hope that whatever your sport, bowls, tennis, cricket, rounders or athletics, you will enjoy the day.

Please remember to return your trophies from last year.

Everyone is welcome to this village occasion.

Sunday 29th May. Walk with Wes at 1.30 pm from the Cross.

Adults £1.00. Children 50p.  The walk is followed by tea and biscuits in the Parish Hall.

Please assist putting up the market stalls for Monday.

Monday 30th May. Austwick Festival and Street Market.

Entertainment all day from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.

  • Shire horses.
  • Bouncy castles.
  • Donkey rides.
  • Oak Quartet Jazz band.
  • Zoot’s circus performances.
  • Coconut Shy.
  • Skittles.
  • Amazing alpacas.
  • Rare sheep.
  • Classic/Vintage cars.
  • Recitals in the Church.
  • King James Bible exhibition in the Church.
  • Children’s photographic exhibition and Adult art exhibition in the Parish Hall.

Great food

  • Hog roast provided by The Traddock.
  • Pie and peas.
  • Cakes and scones.
  • Bacon butties.
  • Ice cream.

The Austwick Amble Fell Race

Juniors start at 12.00 noon from the village green over a short course.

Seniors start from the village green at 1.00 pm.

Entrance is £4.00 for seniors and £1.50 for juniors, to be paid on the day.

Senior records:  Men J. Logue 49.23, Ladies C. Leah, 57.23


Collection nights

Please donate saleable items for the stalls: bric-a-brac, china, clothes, books and toys.

Please leave tombola prizes with Joyce Shuttleworth at Leak House or with Denise Candlin at Silwood Cottage.

All clothes unsold after the Street Market will be donated to Great North Air Ambulance with proceeds for the School PTA.

Please note.

Collection nights will be on Thursday 12th May and Tuesday 17th May.

Thank you for all donations. A supply of carrier bags is required for the Magpie Stall. Please pass on to Margaret Pye.

No large furniture will be collected, or white goods or televisions. Non-saleable items will not be accepted.

Cuckoo theme

Please make and display a Cuckoo. Our theme this year is Celebration. If you live outside the village then please display your cuckoo outside the Village Hall.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st prize           £20

2nd prize          £10

3rd prize           £5

Please register your Cuckoo at the village shop and display your Cuckoo by Friday 27th May.


This year there will be two musical events presented by Christine Dittman in the Church.

An exhibition of photographs taken by children from Austwick Primary School will be on display in the Parish Hall. In the main Hall there will be a display of art work by local artists. We are also interested to see what Zoot has in store for us.

Road Closure

For safety reasons, Austwick will be closed to through traffic, from the Cross to the School, on May 30th from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm. We hope this will not inconvenience you. If you would like alternative parking suggestions then please see a committee member.

Programmes and entry

We shall ask for a voluntary contribution from each adult of £1 on entry for the programme.

Your help is needed!

We are looking for people to kindly make scones to sell on the day please. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers are needed for a number of tasks on the day. Please contact any committee member if you can help.

Volunteers are needed to put the bunting up in the village on Tuesday 24th May at 6.00 pm.

Spirits Diary. Thank you to Eric at the Game Cock for supplying bottles for this year’s Spirits Diary.

Please support this venture.

Thank you!

Thank you for your generous support. It is greatly appreciated. The event is a community effort which we hope will be fun and will justify the hard work. We thank you for every contribution.

The Street Market Committee

Ian Plimmer (Chairman) 01524251416 …………..

Joan Robson (Secretary) 01729825862 ……….

Gordon James (Treasurer) 01524251668

Jean Henry, Catherine Menday, Margaret Pye, Paul Tarbuck.

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