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Bilton Gala 2011 – your guide to the day

Bilton Gala 2011

Bilton Gala in Harrogate will be on Monday 2 May 2011 starting at 12.30 with a parade around Bilton finishing at the Richard Taylor School for a Gala throughout the afternoon.

Gala Parade

The parade starts at 12.30 from Meadowcroft and travels down onto Bilton Lane, Grosvenor Grove and onto King Edwards drive

This year the parade will include:

Gala King & Queen in their Horse Drawn Carriage

The King & Queens Attendants in Their Vintage Vehicle

The Mayor of Harrogate

Harrogate High School Band

Richard Taylor and Bilton Grange Schools

Harrogate & District Travel

Stray FM


Boiling Frog

Killinghall Nomads

Britains Number 1 Stunt Man – Jez Avery

Harrogate Hornets Cheer Leading Squad

Whitestone Cliffe Alpacas

Blackpool Donkeys

Vintage Vehicles


Billowby Bear

Stilt Walkers

Brownies, Guides & Rainbows

Beavers, Cubs & Scouts

Pilots Company – Bilton Grange URC

Harrogate Sea Cadet Band

Fire Engines


The parade finishes at the Richard Taylor School.

Bilton Gala



“Jumpin” Jez Avery brings his spectacular stunt show back to Bilton in 2011. Jez will perform 2 shows using a combination of Mountain Bike, Motorcycle and Honda Pilot Buggy. He will ride his mountain bike with and without the front wheel, performing balancing tricks and jumping over willing volunteers. He then introduces his motorcycle stunts, including ramp to ramp jumps.He will then put the buggy through its paces with power slides, donuts, precision parking and 40 mph rear wheel wheelies.

Carol and Philip Mellin are coming to Bilton for the first time with their Sheepdog and Duck display. This is a brilliant display showing how clever these working dogs are. Carol and Philip were featured on ITV1’s The Dales on Monday 4th April

Ben Potter and his fantastic Birds of Prey are also making a welcome return. Back by popular demand Ben will be bringing some of the most unique and magnificent birds found in the whole of the UK and all the Birds will fly free. There will be Eagles, Vultures and much more providing a brilliant flying display.

1.30 Crowning of the 2011 King and Queen by the Mayor of Harrogate

1.40 Fancy Dress Judging

1.50 Sheepdog and Duck Display by Carol & Philip Mellin

2.30 Jez Avery Stunt Show

3.05 Eagle and Vulture Flying Display with Ben Potter

3.45 Jez Avery Stunt Show

4.30 Close

There will also be Punch & Judy shows 2.00, 2.45 and 3.30pm


There are numerous other attractions including:-

Bouncy Castles

Giant Slide

Obstacle Course

Bungee Trampolines

Walk on Water – Zorbs on water

Rodeo Bull

Paintball Rifle Range

Body Zorbing on land

Face Painting

Penalty Shootout

Fairground rides and stalls

Whitestonecliffe Alpacas

Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

Retired Greyhounds

Birds of Prey Static Display

Donkey Rides

North Yorkshire Carriage Driving

Go Karts

Yorkshire Brass Quintet

Licensed Bar

Punch & Judy Shows

Chair O Planes, Swings Boats and Roundabouts especially for the little ones

The event continues to grow and become ever more popular providing an affordable day out for the whole family at only £1.50 per adult and 50p for under 16’s.


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