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LogoThe Villagers of Goosnargh and Whittingham come together on the Saturday following Spring Bank Holiday Monday to celebrate the annual Whitsuntide Festival. Events begin outside “The Grapes Inn” with traditional maypole dancing whilst the Procession forms up. A vibrant array of participants headed by the Apple Blossom children and featuring fancy dress and decorated floats accompanies the retiring and new Festival Queens and their visitors from surrounding communities.

The Procession makes its way to “The Square”, Whittingham for the crowning of the Festival Queen in the presence of local dignitaries and the Mayor and Consort of the City of Preston before returning to Goosnargh Village Hall for the legendary “Celebration Tea”.