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…
EAST LINTON GALA DAY | SATURDAY 8 JUNE 12.30pm
This community gala starts with the court procession from Dunbar Road, over the Linn Bridge, Bridge Street, High Street, School Road to Memorial Park. There is a crowning ceremony, stalls, inflatables, music, races, tea tent, beer, wine and burgers all at the park.
DIRLETON FÊTE | SATURDAY 22 JUNE 1-4PM
Dirleton Fête and Games is a traditional village fête for all ages. This good old-fashioned fête includes musical entertainment, children’s races, tombola and a raffle. Don’t miss the Primary School’s tea tent with home baking, plus a well-stocked bar, burgers from the barbecue and ice cream too. Classic cars and other vintage vehicles will be on display, and there will be carpet bowls for you to try within Dirleton Castle grounds.
HADDINGTON AGRICULTURAL SHOW, EAST FORTUNE
SATURDAY 29 JUNE 9AM-5PM
Haddington Show has been run annually in East Lothian, by the United East Lothian Agricultural Society, since 1804. Whether you are interested in horses, tractors, home-baking, crafts, cattle and sheep, shopping, showing your dog or simply relaxing to watch some quality entertainment, Haddington Show is a fun and family-friendly day out.
GULLANE GAMES WEEK | 27 JULY TO 3 AUGUST
A jam-packed programme of events featuring sports, treasure hunt, disco and fancy dress.
Sat 27: 10am Children’s Golf Competition – under 12s (Children’s Golf Course) | 2pm Football Tournament (Memorial Park)| 3.30pm Hockey Tournament (Astro)
Sun 28: 2pm Treasure Hunt (Mallard Hotel)
Mon 29: 6.15pm Table Tennis (Village Hall) 6.30pm Open Bowling Night (Bowling Club)
Tue 30: 6.30pm Long Drive and Pitch and Putt Competition (No 2 Starters Box, Gullane Golf Club)
Wed 31: 2pm Sand Modelling Competition (Gullane Beach) | 7pm Junior Disco – under 14s (Marquee on Children’s Course)
Thu 1: 10am Children’s Arts and Crafts (Village Hall) 2pm & 6.00pm Junior Tennis Competition (Tennis Courts) 7pm Ceilidh (Village Hall)
Fri 2: 7.30pm Quiz Night (Village Hall) Over 18s only. BYOB and Picnic.
Sat 3: 1.30pm Games Day |full programme of races, tea tent, raffles and fancy-dress parade.
24th NORTH BERWICK INTERNATIONAL HIGHLAND GAMES | SATURDAY 10 AUGUST 9AM-6PM
Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Heavy Events, Food, Beer Tent, stalls and much more.