Great Ayton Village Fête 2018
High Green, Great Ayton, TS9 6BW
Saturday 9th June 2018 | 13:30
Celebrating 250 years since Captain James Cook ventured on his first Pacific voyage.
It's been 250 years since Captain James Cook set sail on his first voyage of three to the Pacific. Cook, who's boyhood was spent living in Great Ayton, became a famous circumnavigator detailing maps from Newfoundland to New Zealand.
The world will be celebrating the life and achievements of Captain Cook throughout 2018 and 2019 which will include Great Ayton Village Fête 2018, organised by Great Ayton Parish Council in partnership with Visit Great Ayton.
This fantastic community event is a must for the whole family, there will be something to suit people of all ages, and is a wonderful community gathering of local organisations, businesses and individuals !
The Village Fête will commence on the Low Green at 1:30 pm with the judging of the fancy dress, decorated bikes and umbrella decorating competition. If you wish to take part just turn-up in plenty of time, dressed within the theme of Captain Cook or with a decorated umbrella in the same theme.
1st prize - £10
2nd prize - £5
6 - 11 years
At 2:15 pm the parade will commence from Low Green to High Green, this will include floats entered by Marwood School, Roseberry Academy and Cleveland Search and Rescue, Great Ayton Conservative Club and The Royal Oak Hotel accompanied by Tim Bone with his traction engine, Leven Sword, Great Ayton Scouts, Great Ayton Guides, Bradley's School of Dance, Thompson's School of Dance and Stokesley Cadets. The floats will be judged by Harry Collett, who will be dressed as Captain Cook, and his wife, on the High Green after the parade. Prizes will be awarded by MP Rishi Sunak.
2:30 pm will see the Fête commence on the High Green with a whole host of things on offer from stalls to children's rides (tea cups, bouncy castle, fun house, junior frog ride, inflatable slide, hook-a-duck), dancing to a music provided by North Skelton Band.
Stalls confirmed so far will be:
- Roseberry Academy
- Great Ayton History Society
- Great Ayton Bowls Club
- Great Ayton Tennis Club
- Inner Wheel Club of Guisborough and Great Ayton
- Marwood School PTFA
- Rotary Club of Guisborough and Great Ayton
- Cleveland Search and Rescue
- Great Ayton Scouts
- Great Ayton Twinning Association
- Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
- Christ Church WWI Poppy Appeal
- Great Ayton Working Men's Club
- Bradley's School of Dance
- Trefoil Guild
- Yorkshire Cancer Research
- Thompson's School of Dance
- Great Ayton Women's Institute
- Yatton House
- Who Let the Dads Out?
- Community Care Association
- Church in the Community
- Girl Guiding
- Fair Trade Steering Group
- North Yorkshire Police
Please note that details may change and stalls may be amended prior to the event. We will keep you updated on Visit Great Ayton website, mobile app and social media channels.
It would be great to see as many High Street businesses as possible decorating their shop fronts in celebration of Captain Cook for the Village Fête.
Looking forward to seeing you all at Great Ayton Village Fête 2018 !