Great weekend of fun planned in Ribchester

From ska musicians to brass bands, street theatre to skate boarders, Greenhead Park will be jam-packed with performers and activities on Sunday September 25 as its first big event takes place since the renovations. Picture shows Bernie Bennett  - Superhero, who will appear at the event.
From ska musicians to brass bands, street theatre to skate boarders, Greenhead Park will be jam-packed with performers and activities on Sunday September 25 as its first big event takes place since the renovations. Picture shows Bernie Bennett - Superhero, who will appear at the event.
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Ribchester Field Day weekend is almost here and organisers have prepared a fun filled time for everyone.

Included are a host of new attractions - a curtain raising variety show, circus skills workshop, classic cars, comedy tightrope artist and band Sounds Of The Sixties.

Circus Whiz will be at Ribchester Field Day 2016 on Saturday June 18  sharing circus skills at a drop in afternoon workshop

Circus Whiz will be at Ribchester Field Day 2016 on Saturday June 18 sharing circus skills at a drop in afternoon workshop

Field day itself is on Saturday June 18, with the three band fancy dress and decorated floats parade starting from Bee Mill on Preston Road at 1pm.

This will be followed by displays and entertainment on the village recreation ground including Bernie Bennett Comedy Tightrope, Ribchester morris dancers and the crowning of new field day queen Rebecca Holgate,12, who will be attended by her sister Sophie Holgate, Thea Barrett, Francesca Parkinson and pageboy Charlie Riding. Rebecca, who attends Longridge High, will be crowned by retiring Queen Danielle Jackson.

For the Holgate family it will be a day to remember - Rebecca has attended Field Day all her life and siblings Sarah, 10, Joseph, nine, and Chloe, seven, have all previously been attendants/pageboy on the Queen’s float. Circus Whiz will be in attendance, thanks to funding from the former Ribchester Festival of Music and Art, providing tuition in a variety of circus style skills.

Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society’s variety and comedy-cabaret show with bar is in the marquee on Friday at 7.30pm with tickets available from 01254 878677.

Saturday night in the marquee will see band Sounds Of The Sixties, which includes local musician Bob Snape, providing live music. Tickets cost £5 from Ribchester Spar.

Festivities will culminate with the village afternoon tea party and volleyball on the “rec” on Sunday afternoon with a Jacob’s Join, music by Quay Change and magician Mr Jolly from 2pm-4pm.