Summer Fayre and Centennial Brass Band Contest 24th June 2017

The Summer Fayre this year saw the resurrection of the popular Marching Band Contest in the Market Place. The Fayre started at 12 noon and was officially opened by Gp Captain Taylor from RAF Linton on Ouse. There were 21 stalls including bric a brac, books, Raffle, tombola, Easingwold Green Spaces, Scouts, Guides and various other charity and craft stalls. The weather, although starting cloudy, settled and the sun shone throughout the evening.

Entertainment during the day was provided by, Joe’s Owl Encounters and Exotic mobile zoo, Beggar’s Bunce, ARC and Professor Fiddlesticks. ATC cadets did a brilliant job of face painting and every other task set them.  Marshall Honda York provided two cars: one with balloons inside for people to guess how many -  (there were 98 and two winners) 

Thirteen bands had entered the competition and the first one started at 5.15. Each band was required to play whilst marching half way around the market place and then play a hymn and another piece of music in the market place itself. Competition was strong. They all looked resplendent in their uniforms and were watched and applauded by a large crowd.

Food was provided by The George Hotel with an outside BBQ and opening specially after 5pm were The Olive Branch with a full menu and hot dogs outside, Tea Hee with their Tapas menu, and Clarks Bakers with burgers, hot dogs, paninis and hot and cold drinks.

The event ended at around 9pm when the Lions and helpers with the most stamina took down the marquees and  gazebos and did a full litter pick in the Market Place.

Easingwold Lions would like to thank our sponsors, the people of Easingwold for their support, all the bands who took part, stallholders, entertainers and especially Gary Hallas of the Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association, without whom the event would not have happened.

The outgoing President Di Watkins said “The event was a fitting end to my two years as President of Easingwold District Lions, especially during our Centennial Year, and I’m delighted that the feedback we have received so far has been positive and encouraging to run the event again in 2018, especially as we have been asked to support the idea of also resurrecting the Fun Run. Our Summer Fayre, a fun run and the Marching Band Contest would be an outstanding Community Event for everyone”

Winning Programme Number was 001. Raffle winners have been contacted.

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