Euxton Gala Day 2018
Written by Sam Martin on 03/07/2018
The annual celebration of village life, Euxton Gala Day, will be held on Saturday July 7th 2018 from 1pm – 4pm. The event takes place on the playing fields behind Euxton C of E Primary School, off Wigan Road in Euxton.
Gala Day is a much-loved day on Euxton’s calendar, when families and friends gather to enjoy traditional fun and games, with any luck, under the glorious summer sun.
This year, old favourites will return, fairground rides, ‘Chuck A Welly’, ‘Pillow Fights’, face painting and a variety of different entertainment in the central arena. Other attractions include the final of an inter-schools football tournament, birds of prey, donkey rides and an ice cream van. Refreshments will be available to purchase from inside the hall, with a bacon and sausage butty barbecue on the field. As usual, there will be a range of pocket-money stalls.
This year, ‘The Great Euxton Cake Off’ competition invites bakers of all ages to enter their finest creations to be judged by Euxton WI. This year’s theme will be ‘Best Biscuits’ for primary school-aged children (11 and under) and ‘Super Scones’ for bakers aged 12 and over, including adults. All entries can be dropped off in the school hall by 1.30pm and judging will take place at 2pm.
Euxton Gala Day, which has been an annual fixture on the calendar for four decades, is organised and run by a dedicated group of volunteers who aim to create a fun, friendly event while raising funds for Euxton Methodist Church and Euxton C of E Church.
Chair of Euxton Gala Day Committee, Robert Sage, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to Euxton Gala day 2018. We’ve been running the event for more than 40 years now, and it’s as popular as ever. It’s a great opportunity to have fun whilst raising money for the local churches, which goes back into the community.”
In the event of poor weather on July 7th, Euxton Gala Day will still go ahead, with modifications. The committee will make a decision in the event of inclement weather and will endeavour to notify via Facebook in advance of the event.
Please check Euxton Gala Day’s Facebook page for updates and information.