Slingsby May Day Festival is taking place on Monday 1st May 2017. The centrepiece of the day will be the village children dancing around the maypole on the Village Green, demonstrating traditional dances such as the Spider’s Web, Plait, and Barber’s Pole, weaving the colourful ribbons in intricate patterns around the 6m high pole. Festivities will run from 11am until 3pm, including Swinton and Malton School Bands and dancing by the Minster Strays. There will also be craft stalls around the Green and in the Village Hall, children’s games and activities, and refreshments. There will also be a car boot sale in the Sports Field from 7am, and a scarecrow trail around the village.
The programme of events for the day is as follows: –
11 am Swinton Brass Band
12 noon Slingsby schoolchildren dancing.
1 pm The Minster Strays dancers.
1.30 pm Malton School Jazz band.
2.0 pm The Minster Strays Dancers and the children.
2.30 pm Malton School Jazz Band.
3.00 pm Raffle and end of festivities.