Summer Fair

Summer Fair 2021

We have sadly decided to cancel our summer fair for 2021. While the current government guidelines suggest that we would be ok to hold our annual fair at the end of June, as a committee, we don’t feel comfortable organising a large scale event in such a small space where we can’t avoid people being close together.
We are going to review the situation after Easter and we may look to organise something different, on a very small scale, but we don’t yet know what this could be.

Summer Fair 2019

The 2019 Summer Fair will be held on Sunday 30th June, 1PM to 4PM. Many of our usual stallholders and attractions will be returning, plus there will be a few new exciting additions to the line up.

Summer Fair 2018

Our annual Summer Fair is one of the highlights of the Holgate community calendar. The 2018 fair will take place on Sunday the 24th of  June, 1-4  PM.

Over 40 local organisations, charities, entertainers and attractions will provide fun, games and refreshments throughout the afternoon. Here are some (not all!) of the things you can look forward to at this year’s summer fair.

  • Refreshments will be provided by 1st Holgate Scouts and tea/coffee will also be available in the Bowling Pavilion.
  • After its success last year, the Friends of West Bank Park cake stall will return selling lots of generously donated cakes, biscuits and savoury baked goods. The Friends will also be ready to tell you about our new membership scheme, a fabulous way to support all the work that goes into improving the park for everyone.
  • Other local Friends groups will be there to give information about their work and how you can get involved: Friends of Fishponds Wood and Beech Grove, Friends of Hob Moor.
  • Visit the Holgate Windmill and the West Bank Park Heritage Project stalls to find out about how they work to keep the history of Holgate alive. You’ll also be able to buy some Holgate Windmill flour!
  • A number of local charities will be providing fun, games and information about how you can support them. They will include: Keep Your Pet , Lollipop, Mainstay, Older Citizens Advocacy York , Paw Prints Cat Rescue, PDSA, Polarized Youth Group , RSPB (National Group), RSPB (York Group), SASH, Tree Wardens, York Rescue Boat, York Respiratory Group, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT), Yorspace
  • Attractions and entertainment: Owl Adventures, York Bubble Sumo, Acomb Community Choir, Bouncy Castle and Teacups ride, Community Police, CYC Climbing Wall, First aid, Mark’s Ices, 1st Holgate Scouts tea tent , Trash Bang Man, West Bank Park, Bowling Association, York RI Golden Rail Band.
  • The Games Arena will be back in the top field with Giant Connect 4, Jenga, Quoits, Robot Games and Beat the Goalie.
  • The Little Friends of West Bank Park will provide a craft stall for children where they’ll be able to decorate rocks to hide around the park.
  • Treasure Chest will be there to provide a relaxing space for parents and their babies.


[Photo credit (header and main): Nick Ansell]