Slingsby’s Big Weekend 2015


Looking for somewhere to visit over the bank holiday weekend? Simples! It’s the busiest weekend of the year in Slingsby’s event calendar with a triple bill of events including the scarecrow trail, the first Slingsby car boot sale of the season and the May Day celebrations taking place over the bank holiday weekend.

The Scarecrow trail launches today and continues over the bank holiday weekend, with the other events such as the car boot sale and May Day Celebrations taking place on Monday 4th.

Over May Day weekend, please support the Friends of Slingsby School by purchasing a trail (£2 each) from Robin Hood Caravan Park, The Grapes Inn or Tony’s Village Shop. The School Reading Rooms will be open from 12noon – 4pm on Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May to sell trails as well as teas, coffees, juices and light snacks. It promises to be an excellent weekend for villagers and guests alike – it would be great to see you there

May Day Celebrations take place on The Green, Slingsby, May 4th. 2015 starting at 12 noon and ending at 4pm.

This year, we have introduced some changes to the events seen over the years as part of our celebrations of the coming of spring, while still retaining the idea of a quintessential English feast day. Music will be provided by ‘The Buskers’, two professional accordion players who will be playing a medley of English and French melodies from noon till 12.45pm.

The children of Slingsby school will then dance around the Maypole, followed by the Bulmer Choir led by Ryan and they will sing a medley of Beatles’ songs and a madrigal about the month of May. Morris Dancers will then perform on the tarmac, so that the sounds of their clogs beat the rhythm. After a short spell from ‘The Buskers’ the programme will be repeated with the choir starting followed by the Maypole Dancers, and finally the Morris Dancers.

The Buskers will give a final burst of music and the raffle will be drawn. While all these items are taking place there are various stalls around the Green and tasty refreshments by the Reading Rooms. we hope that a goodly crowd comes along and enjoys a wonderful day out.


  • 12 noon – 12.45 pm THE BUSKERS.
  • 12.45 pm – 1.05 pm. MAYPOLE DANCING.
  • 1.10 pm – 1.30 pm. BULMER CHOIR.
  • 1.35 pm – 2.0 pm. MORRIS DANCING.
  • 2.00 pm – 2.15 pm. THE BUSKERS.
  • 2.15 pm – 2.35 pm. BULMER CHOIR.
  • 2.40 pm – 3.00 pm. MAYPOLE DANCING.
  • 3.00 pm – 3.20 pm. MORRIS DANCING.
  • 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm RAFFLE.

Finally there is the first Slingsby Car boot of 2015 – always a popular event and usually the busiest of the Slingsby car booting season!

As usual the car boot will take place on bank holiday Monday (May 4th) at Slingsby’s sports field, from 7 am to 2 pm (weather and ground conditions permitting, of course).

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