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.
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
Whitestone Cliffe Alpacas
Brownies, Guides & Rainbows
Beavers, Cubs & Scouts
Pilots Company – Bilton Grange URC
The parade finishes at the Richard Taylor School.
“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. www.birdsofpreydisplays.co.uk
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
There will also be Punch & Judy shows 2.00, 2.45 and 3.30pm
There are numerous other attractions including:-
Walk on Water – Zorbs on water
Paintball Rifle Range
Body Zorbing on land
Fairground rides and stalls
Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
Birds of Prey Static Display
North Yorkshire Carriage Driving
Yorkshire Brass Quintet
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.