Join village fun during fantastic festival weekend

editorial image
Have your say

Scorton Bikes and Barrows Festival is back for its third year this May bank holiday weekend.

The event raises funds for village groups and community projects, and is action packed with activities to suit everyone – families, cyclists, runners, walkers and visitors alike.

The main feature are the decorated bicycles and wheelbarrows displayed throughout the village.

The build up to the festival included a grand auction, which raised £7,600 for village projects.

The festival itself kicks off with a cheese and wine evening on Friday, May 3.

St Peter’s Church will be transformed into an Enchanted Wood and local crafts people will demonstrate their skills.

On Sunday, there will be free children’s entertainment in the church, followed in the evening by an outdoor songs of praise service outside the chapel.

The village hall will host events including a spring fair with bric-a-brac, plants and gifts on Saturday and a Scorton Cream Tea Afternoon and live music night featuring local bands Jay Diggins and Greenheart on Sunday.

On Monday, there will be a Lancashire Food & Gift Fair.

The hall will open each day with teas and tray bakes served from 11am to 4pm each day.

On Saturday there is a free 32-mile cycle ride to Condor Green and on Sunday there is a free 7-8 mile family friendly ride around Barnacre, both organised by Garstang Cycling Club.

Saturday sees the Scorton Rose Queen celebrations, stalls and events on the playing field. The fancy dress parade is at 1pm. In the evening there is a Disco Inferno night

Sunday sees the return of the Scorton 10k run, now renamed the Sherriff 10k after local dad, Philip Sherriff.

On Monday, Scorton hosts its first dog show in the morning and an afternoon sheep Festival.