Welcome to Bilton Gala

Bilton Gala is the premier community event in Harrogate and the surrounding area, it provides first class professional entertainment and a host of stands and attractions to suit all tastes. The event continues to grow and become ever more popular providing an affordable day out for the whole family. Entry for the 2017 event remains unchanged at £2.00 for adults and 50p for the under 16's, with gates open from 12.

This years gala is the 40th anniversary event. It will take place on Monday 1st May on Richard Taylor School Fields, Bilton Lane HG1 3DT with gates opening at midday. All the old favourites will be there plus new attractions including Donkey Rides, Archery and the Reptile Roadshow. Leading the entertainment line up will be the fabulous Stannage International Stunt Team supported by Strong Man John Evans who will unbelievably balance a car on his head.

If you would like to be involved in the gala in some way perhaps as a sponsor, or simply want to take part in the annual parade which starts at 12.30 please contact us.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary we are searching for as may of the past gala queens and kings as possible to join us on a float in the parade and in the arena . If you have been one of the 38 queens or the 1 king please use the contact page to get in touch.


About The Gala

Bilton Gala provides an affordable day out for the whole family. At £2.00 for adults and 50p for the under 16's the committee are determined to keep it this way. Next year sees the event celebrate its fortieth anniversary being created to mark the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.

The Gala takes place on the first Bank Holiday in May each year in the grounds of Richard Taylor CofE Primary School on Bilton Lane and has now grown in size using the adjoining fields.

The gala is non profit making and seeks to plough profits back into local community projects, charities and other worthy causes. The gala obtained charitable status in 2008 and  The Bilton Community Fund is the Charitable Trust funded from the profits from gala day.

The funds are available in the form of grants and awards to groups, organisations and individuals in the Bilton area of Harrogate.


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