Bardney Gala set to put on Sunday best

Some of the crowds at last year's Bardney Gala
Some of the crowds at last year's Bardney Gala

Bardney Gala, now established as one of the region’s premier summer events, will take place on Sunday (August 24).

Organisers are promising a fun afternoon out for the whole family with a packed programme of entertainment.

A spokesman said: “At a time when galas as you remember them are dying out, Bardney’s is going from strength to strength.

“This year’s programme is the most exciting yet, with a fantastic circus workshop and character stilt walkers.

“There will be live music from cover band Ocean and old fashioned songs, in Lincolnshire dialect, performed by Stepping Stones.”

Visitors will also be able to examine classic bikes and cars, take part in children’s races, try their hand at the tombola or treatment themselves to an ice cream served from a traditional bicycle cart. There’s also a barbecue and beer tent.

Other major events include a novelty dog show and traditional gala competitions, themed this year to commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1.

An art competition will cover various aspects of 1914-1918 and a photographic competition will be entitled “Sand, Sea and Sunsets”. There is a “garden in a tray” competition for children while the fancy dress event is also in keeping with the WW1 theme.

There will be various craft stalls, more general stands and a car boot sale, as well as information stands and fundraising stalls for charities and local community groups.