Final preparations are underway for this weekend’s exciting new beer and music festival and ever popular annual village show promising the residents of Hutton Cranswick a packed weekend of family fun and entertainment.
The Cran-Bury Beer and Music Festival, which takes place on the Village Green on Friday evening, is the brainchild of a member of the organising committee of the Hutton Cranswick Village Show.
It has been organised to help raise funds for the family fun show, which follows on from the festival on Saturday, to help ensure it continues to get bigger and better every year.
Each year, the village show committee relies heavily upon fundraising, sponsorship, and funding from the parish council to run the popular show, but their primary aim is to become self-funding. Each year they have grown bigger and tried to increase the amount of free entertainment for families, but with the growth comes increased cost, so committee member Kylie Bowden and her friend Scott Tomlinson decided to organise a separate event with all the proceeds going to support the village show.
The beer and music festival kicks off at 5pm on the Village Green. The live music will begin at 5.30pm with acoustic musician Andy Cornfoot from Hull. He will be followed by 80s band Rubix Cube, with the evening’s headliners being Pink Cadillac. Circus entertainers will also be performing on the Green and there is a free glitter face painter.
Kylie said she was looking forward to the event. She said: “We have already sold 300 tickets for the festival which we are really pleased about! We wanted to do something a little different that would bring everyone out together and hopefully raise some funds to donate to the village show.
“We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received and everyone in the village has been so positive about it. I would like to say a huge thank you to all our sponsors Jewson, Driffield Showground, Finesse, Williamsfield, Belle Vue Koi, The Farm Shop at Cranswick, Hutton Cranswick Fisheries, James White Butchers, The White Horse, UK Bars, Hotel 41, Peter Dodds Roofing and Woodmil Ltd.
“I am really looking forward to the evening now and we just have our fingers crossed for some good weather.”
Kylie added that the village show also promises to be a great day for the village, with entries up this year. She said: “This year will be the third village show and with a dog show, brass band, petting zoo, games and stalls, exhibition tent, bouncy castle, Punch and Judy and lots more free entertainment for all the family to enjoy, it promises to be another fantastic day.
“We do have room for more vintage tractors, so if anyone would like to bring their tractor along on the day, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance tickets for the festival are still available from The White Horse in Hutton Cranswick, priced £10 for adults and £5 for children aged 14 and under. Or tickets can be purchased on the door priced £15.The ticket price includes supper and a souvenir glass.
The Hutton Cranswick Village Show takes place from 10am until 4pm on Saturday on the Village Green and entry is free!