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Finghall Barrel Push & Village Fete

1.30pm on Monday 27 th May 2019

 

 

All profits are donated to local charities and good causes.

 

This years main beneficiary is Herriot Hospice Homecare.

 

There is plenty to look forward to at this year's Barrel Push and Village Fete.

GUEST APPEARANCE BY CELEBRITY SHETLAND PONY

‘LITTLE ALF'

Star of the ‘Little Alf' series of adventure books

 

‘LITTLE ALF'

 

 

 

WHO WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN THE FETE AT 1.30PM

 

Barrel Pushers Wanted!

 

The centre piece of the afternoon is the Famous Finghall Barrel Push Competition , which involves competitors pushing an empty 18 gallon beer barrel up a steep and challenging short course (about 150 metres).

 

Enter on the Day – Trophies & Prize Money

Competition open to Men, Women, Veterans and children (over 12)

 

Watch the fun or test your stamina on the course!

How to enter – see below.

 

FUN 4 ALL THE FAMILY!

 

Performing Live – The Bedale Brass Band

 

Fantastic Classic Car Display
 

Tombola - BBQ - Cream Teas

 

Crockery Smash - Coconut Shy - Chuck a Chicken!

 

Children's Games - High Striker - Giant Buzz Wire

 

Traditional Stalls cakes, bric a brac, plants

 

Guess the weight of the Sheep - Raffle - Ice Cream

 

Find ‘Little Alf' Treasure Hunt

 

BARREL PUSH COMPETITION

 

The current Champions are:

 

Mens Competition – Scott Partridge (Harmby)

Ladies Competition – Kirsty Naylor (Topcliffe, Nr. Thirsk)

Boys Competition – Lee Thompson (Spennithorne)

Girls Competition – Seren Melling (Little Ouseburn, Nr. York)

Veteran Competition – Phil Sherwood (North Stainley)

 

 

Who can enter the Barrel Push?

Anyone can enter the Barrel Push providing they are over 12 years of age and physically fit. The event has five trophies and categories to enter, they are:

  • Men (16 years and above)
  • Ladies (16 years and above)
  • Boys (12 – 15 years)
  • Girls (12 – 15 years)
  • Veterans (any male or female over 50 years).

 

The Barrel Push is a time trial not a race. Individual competitors set off to ascend the hill at regular intervals and their times are recorded. The quickest person in each of the above categories wins a trophy and a small cash prize.

 

How to enter?

Nothing could be simpler. Just turn up on the day and go to the registration point opposite the Queens Head pub. Entries will be taken between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Parental consent is required for children under the age of 16 years.

 

Marshalls will be on hand to answer any of your queries. There is a small entry fee of £1.

 

Barrel Pushing will commence in the field at the rear of the Queens Head at about 2pm, and trophies will be presented at 4pm.

 

Have some fun and give this unique challenge a try!

 

Thank you to all those individuals and businesses who have helped to sponsor the event, including:

Biker Group

Bedale Community Bakery

Braithwaites Garden Centre

Paul Harrison & family

Queens Head Pub

R & R Ice Cream

Vale of Mowbray

Wessex Foods

Worsdale's Farm House Baking

and

The Villagers of Finghall for all their support and generous donations!

 

It is estimated that since 1986, when the event first took place, the Barrel Push has raised almost £100,000 for charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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