Events on the Day
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Programme of Events
Dancing and Music
At Scuttlebrook we celebrate the traditional dances of England including Maypole, Country and Morris dancing which take place in the town square. The Chipping Campden Morris Dancers also take a key role during the parade, pulling the float carrying the May Queen and her attendants. Campden Morris Dancers have a long history stretching back over 300 years and they dance a unique style of Morris that can be found nowhere else. Have a look at their website or Facebook page for more details: www.chippingcampdenmorrismen.org
Music is also central to the day’s proceedings with the parade being led by the talented musicians of the Bretforton Silver Band. This year we are also pleased to announce that there will be a live music performance outside the Lygon Arms in the High Street, with music from local acts and artists. More details of who will be performing in 2023 will be released on our latest page in the coming months.
The Scuttlebrook children’s races are a real highlight of the day. Families and friends gather in the High Street outside the Lygon Arms to cheer on the participants. Children of all ages can take part in a variety of races including the “Marathon” and wheelbarrow races, as well as the more straightforward sprints. This year the event will take place on the day at Scuttlebrook to encourage the Scuttlebrook party atmosphere to carry on into the evening!
Fancy Dress Parade
3The fancy dress parade at Scuttlebrook is a really important part of the day’s events. People can enter on foot or on a vehicle, and there are prizes awarded in the town square during the festivities. Scuttlebrook Wake without the fancy dress would not be the same and so members of the community and visitors alike are encouraged to get involved and take part! There is no fee, no form and no theme, so any ideas are welcome.
The Fancy Dress Parade leaves Littleworth at 1.30pm on the day. See our 2023 programme on the Homepage for more of the timings on the day.
A fairground has been part of the Scuttlebrook celebrations since the late 1880s, with some of the same families from this time still bringing rides to the event today. The fair is an integral part of the day’s proceedings and includes a variety of different rides and stalls. The fairground is set up at the Leysbourne end of the High Street and is open throughout the day and into the evening of Scuttlebrook.
The Fairground at Scuttlebrook is one of the last one-day fairs taking place in the country and our aspiration is for it to be the best.
The Window competition is a display competition that takes place during the day at Scuttlebrook. Shops, businesses and private homes on the parade route are all able to take part.
Each year there is a different theme and there are prizes for different categories. We want to encourage everyone on the route from Littleworth to Leysbourne to take part and decorate your homes or businesses to make the day even more of a spectacle. The theme for 2023 is:
“Thankyou to our healthcare and emergency services”
Forms will be delivered along on the parade route in April or can be collected from the Tourist Information Centre on the day.
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