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Chair: Mr John Hoyle. 01977 704619

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Darrington Feast and Fayre - Saturday June 16th 2018


This is the 35th Annual Darrington Feast & Fayre and the 21st Annual run, which this year sold out in record time!

Thank you and a very warm welcome to the 2018 King and Queen Morgan Bennett and Tegan Johnson who are attended by Finlay Guest, Daisy Firth and Mia Garner.

Proceeds this year will be retained for the upkeep of our field and equipment and general running costs.

We welcome back once again Knottingley Concert Brass and Dance Fusion. We also extend a warm welcome to a new performer Sean King who has very kindly squeezed us into his busy schedule.

West Yorkshire Retired Greyhound Trust are having a display once again this year so we would encourage visitors to leave their own dogs at home please. If you must bring them then please refrain from allowing them into the catering tent.

There will also be a demonstration of Bushcrafts which will include lighting fires so would advise any youngsters wishing to participate to have an adult with them to give consent.

There will be a Cake Baking competition taking place again with 2 categories, “Best Cake Appearance” and “Best Tasting Cake” We have no specific theme so it is entirely down to your imagination. Judging will take place in the catering tent at 12:30 after which all cakes, unless otherwise specified will be cut and sold.  

This year we have introduced a new competition “Home Made Sloe Gin”. This will be judged at the same time as the baking competition so get your Demijohns at the ready.

The Catering tent will open at 12 Noon prompt and stop serving at 4pm. The Bar and the BBQ will continue to serve until 5pm. This will enable the clear up process to begin and any helpers would be most welcome.

Sam Wood - Chair , Feast and Fayre


As ever we are seeking volunteers to help with setting up on Friday evening and Saturday morning and people to stay back after event to help pack away.  It cannot be stressed enough just how much muscle we do need in this vital role.

There are a number of other ways to get involved too. The organising committee is a group of volunteers who steer and plan the event. This is split into a number of roles:

Chair: Responsible for the overall planning and co ordination of the event.

Treasurer: Responsible for all the financial aspects of the event such as ; Paying suppliers, reimbursing costs, managing floats, cashing up and banking.

Volunteer coordinator:  Responsible for obtaining volunteers to help in the event build up and breakdown along , 5 mile run marshalling, stall and games manning, catering stall manning , litter picking and a multitude of other things that are necessary for a successful event.

Stalls coordinator: Responsible for selling space to the stall holders and managing them throughout the day.

Programme producer: Responsible for the editorial and advertising content, the programme design and preparation, Printing and distribution.

Other roles during the event  such as the technical side setting up speakers, maypoles, and generally ensuring the smooth running of the day are unnamed but vital to the success of the event.

Volunteers on the day can give as little or as much of their time as they want. From just an hour helping a stall or event to run to all day if they wish. One thing is for sure: The event will not be a success without them.

This is an event enjoyed by hundreds of our local residents and is organised by local residents, the proceeds of which go towards the ongoing maintenance of our village field and its fabulous facilities.

Everyone who would like to help in any capacity will be made to feel very welcome . If you would like to volunteer please contact Mrs Sam Wood on 01977 706479.

 Contact us if you would like to help or would like a stall at  or contact Mrs. Sam Wood on 01977 706479.