Welcome to the home of the Chalgrove May Day Village Festival
The 2019 Festival takes place on Monday May 6th at the Recreation Ground in Chalgrove. There are plenty of attractions for all the family; this is the largest FREE festival in the area! We look forward to seeing you there.
Thank you to everyone who came to the Festival Fundraising Quiz in January! We raised over £500 towards the Festival - thank you for your generosity!
Classic Car & Steam Engine Show
The annual Chalgrove Festival Classic Car Show and static Steam Engine display will be back again in 2019; bring your pride and joy to Frogmore Field, adjacent to the Recreation Ground, to see and be seen!
All welcome; if you want to enter your car, just email classic,firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you an entry form!
All entries are free, so why not make an afternoon of it?
Chalgrove Festival 10k
The Chalgrove Festival 10k is now in its 10th year. The event has grown in stature each year, and is now a part of the regular Oxfordshire Road Racing scene attracting in excess of 500 runners of all abilities.
It is fully licenced by UKA and an extremely well run event; those who have run it before will know, those who have not, should really give it a go!
All runners get a technical running t-shirt. Also prizes for all Category winners, and a special prize for the first Male and Female Chalgrove residents. Must live in the village to qualify.
The website for entries and further information is www.chalgrovefestival10k.com
2019 Main Events
There are several events and shows that will take place at the Festival this year:
Helicopter Rides - these will take place on the southern side of the brook, in order to be at a safe distance from the rest of the event. For £39, you can get an unrivalled birds-eye view of the village and surrounding area. An opportunity not to be missed!
Boot Camp Challenge - Are you ready to take on the Boot Camp? With 26 metres (86ft) of inflatable fun, the Boot Camp offers a real challenge. Contestants have to negotiate their way through different obstacles, from the tyre gauntlet challenge, to swinging across the inflatable ravine - yes a swing incorporated into the inflatable! Can you get to the end of the obstacle course quicker than anyone else? Of course you can!
Jay Kumar and Dance Asia will be rocking the main arena. The renowned UK-based Bollywood Dance Choreographer will be bringing dynamic Bollywood routines in a variety of colourful and dazzling costumes - and you may get a chance to join in!
Wayne Wonder - returning to the Festival is the magical Wayne Wonder, a multi-award winning entertainer, who keeps both children and grown ups wanting more!
Wheatley Birds of Prey - once again, you have the chance to get up close to some of the most beautiful raptors in the UK.
We have a wide range of stalls exhibiting at the Chalgrove Village Festival, from all walks of life - some to sell, some to inform, and some to attract new members. These stallholders are the heart of the local community, so make sure you come along to support them!
So far, we have the following groups and organisations confirmed - if you want to get involved, let us know!
On the Recreation Ground:
Chalgrove Cavaliers Football Club - Penalty Shoot-out
Chalgrove 200 Club - prize draw
Chalgrove Live Music Festival - Tickets and advertising
Chalgrove Artisan Distillery - Locally made Gin
Ann Walton - hand knitted toys
St. Mary's Church - Information and free muffins!
Just 1 More - jewellery & handbags
Chalgrove & District Flower Club - Flower arrangements and tombola
Chalgrove PTA - Home-made cakes
Sprocket Science - Handmade clocks, jewellery etc.
Sally Walton - Dragon eggs, fairy and unicorn light jars
Theresa Ayres - Bottle lamps, fabric and knitted items
Belles, Bows and Buttons - Handmade crafts,
Donna Brancato - Plants
Chalgrove Scouts - Tombola, Coconut Shy
Jane Donnelly - Plants
Alexa's WOW faces - Face painting, face and body glitter, tattoos
Hilda Bacon - Plants
Sparkling Glass - Handmade fused glass items, sun catchers, bowls, framed wall art etc.
In the Hall:
Chalgrove WI - Teas, coffees, cakes
Grow With Books - Usborn books
Chalgrove Local History Group - Chalgrove themed gifts and books
Barbela Designs - Handmade flowers and home fragrances
Rachael Elcock - Frames and engraved items
The Nasio Trust - Kenyan baskets and child sponsorship
Art at Chalgrove - Paintings, jewellery and ceramics
Specialist food from around the world - temp your taste-buds with some tangy treats!
This year, we'll be serving up offerings from:
Lowe Powe - freshly cooked noodle dishes
Gemma, the Kitchen Mixer - cakes and muffins for your sweet tooth
Oxfordshire Pizza Company - any pizza for any occasion
Tiagos - Fish & Chips
Smokehouse Kitchen - Pulled Pork, beef & veg
Bonds Catering - Hog Roast
Bernice - Candy-floss & sweets
Monkswood - Freshly brewed coffee & tea
Willie Webb - coffee & doughnuts
Nicola Crow - Burgers
Spencer's German Sausages - Hot dogs
Hitchcox - Cider bar, plus beer/wine
Hitchcox - mini Cocktail Bar
John Cannon - Ice Creams
Caribbean Food Shack - Food from the tropics!
Bohemian Wrapsody - Gourmet wraps
Battlefield Pantry - vegan, veggie and lamb!
Something for all appetites!
The Fun Dog Show
The famous Chalgrove Fun Dog Show! Enter your dog into a range of categories, and see how you get on. Prizes to be won!
The categories for this year are:
Best Young Handler
And finally, we choose Best in Show from the winners of each category!
11:00 - Official Opening - Arena
11:05 - Chalgrove Brass Band - Arena
12:00 - Chalgrove 10k starts - 10k Start Line, Main Field
12:30 - Performanze Dance Group - Arena
13:00 - Presentations: Classic Car Winners; Best Stall (Sylvia Brown Memorial Shield); Best Engine (Bob Gaskell Memorial Shield) - Arena
13:30 - Jay Kumar and Dance Asia - Arena
14:00 - Fun Dog Show - Arena
15:15 - Jay Kumar and Dance Asia - Arena
16:00 - Martin Carter - Sword Fencing Display - Arena
16:30 - Grand Raffle Draw - Arena
13:00 - Magic with Wayne Wonder
14:00 - Music with Steve Askew, including duets with Marion
14:45 - Marion Nicolosi & Choir
15:15 - Helena Troy
15:45 - Ellie Armetta
16:15 - Steve Askew, including duets with Marion
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Our thanks to Cleaner Chalgrove for the wonderful Fun Dog Show which brings so many visitors, as well as the work they do to keep Chalgrove looking lovely!
Our thanks to Chalgrove Parish Council for letting us use all their facilities and especially to the Parish Clerk, Jo Murphy, for her helpful advice
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