Festival Day

Goosnargh & Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival 2020

Although, sadly there will be no Festival this year due to the Coronavirus crisis, Committee member Alex has had the idea of holding a Scarecrow competition. Anyone in the Village can enter, any theme is eligible; and judging will take place on Festival Day, May 30th, from a safe distance, after 12p.m. Last date for entries is next Saturday, 23rd May.

There will be certificates and prizes for the lucky winners and it is intended to photograph the entrants, so hopefully, soon after Festival Day there will be pictures on the website for all to enjoy.

A big ‘thank you’ to Alex for coming up with this great idea and arranging it all. We are sure that it will go some way to alleviate the disappiontment everyone feels through not being able to hold this year’s Festival.


It is with deep regret that, in view of the current situation we have decided to
cancel this year’s Festival, which was due to take place on May 30th. The
unprecedented national emergency has led us, after much consideration, to
take this decision; it will be only the second time it has been cancelled in its
long history (the other occasion was for the Second World War!). Organising
and running such an event is impossible under the current climate and I am
very sorry to bring disappointment to all who were looking forward to Festival
Day. At the earliest opportunity we will start planning Festival Day 2021 which
is scheduled for June 5th; I look forward to seeing everyone on that day as
With apologies and best regards

David Butters
Chairman, Goosnargh & Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival Committee

Outside The Grapes Inn

The Committee has great pleasure in inviting you to take part in the Festival Procession!

This year’s theme is:

The Roaring Twenties

The Procession Assembles in the Playground of

Goosnargh Oliverson’s School at 1.20pm.

A Celebration Tea will be served in the Village Hall from 4:00pm

Decorate a Garden Wheelbarrow!

Judging on Festival Morning.

Can you help on Festival Day?

Village volunteers are needed for many small tasks on the day. Please come to the Village Hall on Festival morning, call in at “Goosnargh Chippy”, speak to any Committee Member, Tel: 865840 or use our contact form.