Quintessentially British, the village fête is a summer tradition that we love in East Lothian. Be it the traditional county fair or highland games, a village gala or a summer games day there’s sure to be something happening for you to enjoy! We’ve scoured the county for this summer’s events so all you have to do is roll up…
ABERLADY GALA DAY
Gala day begins at 1pm with the crowning of the gala queen followed by a procession of floats through the village. Tea tent, home baking, bar, prosecco tent, toys stall, face painting, rides. A great day for all the family.
1.00pm Crowning Ceremony
1.30pm Float Parade
2.00pm Attractions open
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EAST LINTON GALA DAY | SATURDAY 10 JUNE
Floats parade from Phantassie, through the village and up to the park. Along with the floats, a pipe band, the village fire engine, old cars and tractors, dressed-up villagers join in. After the gala queen is crowned, there is music, dancing, a race up Traprain Law and numerous stalls, plus food and drink.
DIRLETON FÊTE | SATURDAY 24 JUNE 1-5PM
Dirleton Fête and Games is a traditional village fête and mini-games for all ages. This event has been running for many years in the pretty village of Dirleton.
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HADDINGTON AGRICULTURAL SHOW, EAST FORTUNE | SATURDAY 1 JULY 9AM-5PM
Agricultural show with horses, cattle, sheep and goats. Also trade stands, produce and crafts, children’s entertainment and educational tent.
GULLANE GAMES WEEK | 29 JULY TO 5 AUGUST
A jam-packed programme of events featuring sports, treasure hunt, disco and fancy dress.
Sat 29: 10am Children’s Golf Competition (Children’s Course) | 2pm 5-a-side Football | 3pm Hockey Tournament | 3.30pm Cricket tournament (all beside School)
Sun 30: 2pm Treasure Hunt (Mallard Hotel)
Mon 31: 6.30pm Junior Table Tennis (Village Hall) 7pm Open Bowling Night (Bowling Green)
Tue 1: 6.30pm Long Driving, Pitching and Putting Competition (No 2 Starters Box, Gullane Golf Club)
Wed 2: 2pm Sand Modelling Competition (Gullane Beach) | 7pm Junior Disco (Marquee on the Green)
Thu 3: 10am Children’s Arts and Crafts (Marquee on the Green) | 6.30pm Junior Tennis (Tennis Courts) 7pm Ceilidh (Village Hall)
Fri 4: 7.30pm Quiz Night (Village Hall) Over 18 only. BYOB and Picnic.
Sat 5: 1.30pm Games Day |full programme of races, tea tent, raffles and fancy-dress parade.
NORTH BERWICK INTERNATIONAL HIGHLAND GAMES | SATURDAY 5 AUGUST 9AM-6PM
Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Heavy Events, Food, Beer Tent, stalls and much more.