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 | SATURDAY 2 JUNE 1-5PM
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
e: email@example.com | www.aberlady.org/gala
EAST LINTON GALA DAY | SATURDAY 9 JUNE 12.30pm
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 23 JUNE 1-5PM
Dirleton Fête and Games is a traditional village fête and mini-games for all ages. This good old-fashioned fête includes; dog show, beat the goalie, stalls, bouncy castle, tea tent, classic cars, raffle, baking competition, music tent and much more.
Contact: Alfred McClintock | e: firstname.lastname@example.org
HADDINGTON AGRICULTURAL SHOW, EAST FORTUNE
SATURDAY 30 JUNE 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 | 28 JULY TO 4 AUGUST
A jam-packed programme of events featuring sports, treasure hunt, disco and fancy dress.
Sat 28: Memorial Park (Tournaments for P1-7, BBQ and refreshments available for all) | 2-3.30pm: Football Tournament | 3.30-4.30pm: Hockey Tournament 3.30-4.30pm: Cricket
Sun 29: 2pm Treasure Hunt (Mallard Hotel)
Mon 30: Junior Table Tennis Tournament (age 8-16) 6.15pm registration at the Village Hall
Tue 31: 5.30pm Kids Golf Competition (Kids’ Course) Long Drive and Pitch and Putt Competitions (No 2 Starter’s Box)
Wed 1: 2pm Sand Modelling Competition (Gullane Beach) | 7pm Junior Disco (Marquee on the Green)
Thu 2: 10am Children’s Arts and Crafts (Village Hall) Junior Tennis Competition 2pm P3-7, 6pm S1-S4
7-10pm Ceilidh (Village Hall) BYOB, soft drinks available to buy for children
Fri 3: 7.30pm Quiz Night (Village Hall) Over 18 only. BYOB
Sat 4: Games Day full programme of races, tea tent, raffles and fancy-dress parade | first Race: 2.30pm
Contact: Lucy Mackay | e: email@example.com
23RD NORTH BERWICK INTERNATIONAL HIGHLAND GAMES | SATURDAY 11 AUGUST 9AM-6PM
Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Heavy Events, Food, Beer Tent, stalls and much more.