One of Menston’s two big annual ‘shows’ opens tomorrow, Saturday 2nd July, at 2pm, on the field of Menston Primary School (entrance on St Peter’s Way). This year the Menston Summer Fair is organised by the Parish Church and money raised will go to local community projects and some overseas.
There are several innovations in a packed programme from 2pm until 4.30pm. Several sessions of music with Menston favourites Blue Hurricane, Morris dancing from Otley’s Buttercross Bells, teas and ice cream throughout the show, a raffle and displays by Scouts and Guides. There’s a cakes and cards stall, and bric a brac. Among things for children there’s a wishing well, children’s tombola, football, face painting, other children’s games, book stall, plant stall, story telling in the Open the Book tent, and a display of entries to ‘Menston & Burley Young Writers Challenge’ on the Writing on the Wharfe stand.
The overall schedule is:
2.00pm Opening by Look North Presenter Charlotte Leeming (dais)
2.05pm Announcement of names of Menston & Burley Young Writer and Young Poet of the Year (dais)
2.10 – 2.40pm Music from Hurricane Blue (dais)
2.30pm Open the Book session (story telling tent)
2.40 – 3.00pm Morris Dancing, Buttercross Belles (playground)
2.45pm Open the Book session (story telling tent)
3.00 – 3.40pm Hurricane Blue (dais)
3.30pm Menston & Burley Young Writer/Poet trophies, prizes and certificates presented by Writing on the Wharfe writers’ club, with reading of top entries (story telling tent)
3.40 – 4.00pm Morris Dancing, Buttercross Belles (playground)
4.00pm Draw results announced (dais)
4.10 – 4.30pm Hurricane Blue (dais)
4.30pm Fair close
To see where everything is click Plan of the Fair