Most creative wheelbarrow


Scawby Gala Weekend 2018

The 6th Gala Weekend organised by Scawby Events Team

was a well supported village occasion and the weather was mostly warm and sunny too.

We had 42 magnificent scarecrows on display around the village from Thursday all representing different chacters from Disney. 

Around 230 scarecrow trail maps were sold. Unfortunately we had a heavy rain shower overnight on Thursday but thankfully they mostly survived without too much damage.Thank you to everyone who made a scarecrow they really do get people walking around our lovely village.


The treasure hunt was as popular as ever, lots of maps were sold on Friday and this year it was centred around the playing field and into Sturton.

The winner of the Best Scarecrow was WRECK-IT RALPH made by Janine, John and Maddie. Second was ALICE IN WONDERLAND made by the Dew family and third was BEAUTY & THE BEAST by the Berrymans. The most creative wheelbarrow was made by Rosie, Sam and Toby Brister. The Greaves & Nutbrowns won the treasure hunt with a score of 52/58 and they will be creating the 2019 treasure hunt. Amy McKenzie, helped by Nate and Harmony, won the scarecrow trail quiz with full marks 42/42 

For the first time we had our coffee morning at The Grove, it proved very popular and tickets soon sold out. The staff and students of Demeter House School provided live music and a tour

of The Grove which was very informative and interesting.

​The Party in the Car Park at The Sutton Arms started at 2pm and went on until late. There was a BBQ, bouncy castle, music and an outside bar. Black Orchid and Michelle Knight provided live music during the evening.

Sunday morning was cloudy but before 1pm the sun had broken through and the rest of the afternoon was very warm, crowds of people turned up to enjoy themselves.

Bekki & Karl from Party Workshop were kept busy teaching children, of all ages, circus skills and how to make giant bubbles. Meet a Creature! brought along some unusual creatures and some snakes for children and (brave) adults to handle. Hawkes of Steele gave a fabulous display and involved all the children who were thrilled to be part of it, the baby owl was a hit with everyone.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue organised a fun dog show with classes including: Best Trick, Best Child Handler, Dog that looks like its Owner, Waggiest Tail, Golden Oldie and Best in Show. This was enjoyed by both competitors and spectators. Glanford Lions Penalty Shoot-Out was soon in full swing, there were lots of classic vehicles, stalls and music, a beer tent and a hog roast. The scouts barbeque is always well received and we also had waffles, Prosecco and Mojitos. Brigg Lions once again manned the Gala Tea Shop for us and they were kept very busy.

Allen Stichler did a wood carving demonstration of a squirrel, he invited children to have a go and many did; at the end of the afternoon he presented us with the wood carving to display somewhere in the village.

Displays were given by Tsunami Cheerleaders, Ruby Twirlstars and Brumby Gym Club they were thoroughly enjoyed by crowds sitting on hay bales or on the grass. For the first time we had the wonderful Tatterfoals Morris Dancers who gave two performances during the afternoon. A Hurricane Flypast made everyone stop what they were doing and look to the skies.


Presentations were made at the end of the afternoon for the winners of the best scarecrows, most creative wheelbarrow, 

treasure hunt and the scarecow trail winner. The chairman of the Parish Council, John Frost, made a presentation to Liz Thomas who is the winner of the Scawby Community Champion Award. This is a new annual award.

Scawby Events Team would like to thank everyone who helped with the Gala Weekend. Thank you also to those who have given us good feedback and thank you to everyone who came along and joined in we could not do it without you.

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