Four days of festival fun in Barmby Moor

A festival dating back to the medieval times provided four days of fun-filled entertainment for families.

The annual Barmby Moor Feast got underway on Thursday 12 July with an old tradition of a drummer walking from the local pub to the village green to herald the opening of Norths Fair on the green.

Feast queen Lauren Gibson (centre) and her attendants

Feast queen Lauren Gibson (centre) and her attendants

The next day a Victorian fun race was held from the playing field to the Boot and Slipper pub, which 14 people entered. This was followed by a pie and pea supper and music.

The carnival day on the Saturday saw Lauren Gibson crowned this year’s feast queen, and there was a procession with the queen and attendances, a band, floats, fancy dress and cheerleading group Market Weighton Wildcats.

On the village playing field there were rides, stalls, refreshments, a bar, bbq, zumba dancing, junior football, a pet show, the Reptile Road Show and much more.

There were 29 scarecrows on display around the village for people to find using a map, with funds from the sale of maps going to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

On the Sunday there was food and live music at the Boot and Slipper and the winners of the various competitions that took place during the feast were announced.

Bronya Emmison, co-ordinator of the event, said: “We had a very good turnout. There were a lot of people on the field, more than usual. People stayed because of the weather.

“Thanks to everyone who was involved, local businesses who advertised and the fantastic scarecrows for Marie Curie.”

See next week’s Pocklington Post for more pictures (25 July).