Annual festival returns to Barmby Moor

Frederick, left, and Harriet lead Roisin, who was riding Revel, at a past Barmby Feast.
Frederick, left, and Harriet lead Roisin, who was riding Revel, at a past Barmby Feast.

Barmby Moor’s annual festival gets under way on Thursday, with organisers promising a weekend of “fantastic entertainment.”

Barmby Feast will open today (Thursday) with the traditional fair on the village green which features dodgems, waltzers, kids cars, a bouncy castle, and will continue until Sunday.

The following day, the traditional Victorian Fun Run will take place at 7pm and there is a free pie and pea supper on offer to anyone who takes part in the race.

The main events will take place on Saturday at Barmby Playing Fields.

The Feast day will start with a parade of floats before the crowning of the Feast Queen, who this year will be Vicky Appleton.

Vicky is following a family tradition by wearing the actual dress that her grandmother wore when she was Feast Queen 50 years ago.

Proceedings start on the main field at 12.30pm.

The festival’s organisers say they have some “fantastic entertainment” lined up including organised including a jazz band, a tug of war, children’s races, a birds of prey display, craft and Zumba demonstrations plus a pet show supported by Wicstun Vet Group.

Kirkbourne Spaniels will give a demonstration, as well as offering all local dogs the chance to join in their ‘scurry’.

There will be a wide range of food on offer at the festival from Carribean cuisine to offerings from The York Pie Company, plus candy floss, ice cream and much more.

Barmby Feast has this year been sponsored by Ardent Fireworks of Pocklington, who will be providing a free fireworks display on Saturday evening; Wicstun Vet Group, and Monks Cross Shopping Park. The fun run is being supported by West Wolds Radio, the new community radio station for Pocklington and the surrounding district.