After a two-year enforced absence due to Covid-19 restrictions, Raglan Festival returned with a bang this year! To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the fabulous Big Mac’s Wholly Soul band headlined our Jubilee Street Party on Sunday 5th June at Raglan High Street.
Despite the rain hundreds of people attended the event to enjoy a line-up that included Monmouth Comprehensive School pupils performing songs from their recent Grease Production as well as pupils from Raglan Primary School Choir with their new Celtic Folk Band. Also performing were Synergy Male Voice Choir, Lucy Merrett and Rosa Sparks with musical theatre and classical tunes and local boys Trickster with their pop and rock covers. In addition to the live entertainment on the main stage, there was also a wealth of street food and a zone for the children with Higher Beings stilt walkers, and circus entertainment.
Raglan Festival committee are delighted to be organising live events again this year and are already working on the Raglan Day carnival parade and show for Bank Holiday Monday 29th August.
Please view our Jubilee Party Gallery below...
Upcoming Events ...
Raglan Day 2022
August Bank Holiday
Jubilee Street Party 2022
We are very grateful to Robert Hughes for providing the photos for this years festival gallery. Copies can be obtained from his website at: www.roberthughesphotographer.co.uk
The Festival Team are pleased to announce that this year’s event will be in its usual Bank Holiday slot on Monday 29th August 2022
The Parade will leave the Prince Charles Play Park at 12:00, travel through the village and arrive at the Sports Fields around 12:45, in time for the Big Lunch.
The refreshment area will open just before 1:00pm. This year we have a Licensed Bar, Neil James’ Burger stall, Miniyaki’s Japanese Food Stall, Captain Browns Pizzas, as well as the usual Cakes, Coffees and Ice Cream, served from the Pavilion.
The Memory Lane Tent provides a great place for our elderly friends to have a chat and discuss times gone by. An interesting addition this year is the “Design a Dragon”competition where children can make a monster from recycled materials. This is sponsored by Viv and Reg Davies who have donated a Family Pass for Raglan Farm Park, to the winner.
The Produce Show, has some exciting categories and will accept entries from 10:00am. The Tent will be open for viewing from 1:00pm, after the Judges have allocated the winning displays.
The Companion Dog Show Ring will be in the centre of the Field with an exciting display of our local canine friends, putting their owners through the paces. Entries can be made from 12:00 noon on the day, at the ring. Judging will commence at 1:30pm
Performances start on the Big Stage at around 1:00pm and will entertain us through the afternoon. The winners of all categories, including The Parade and Produce Show will be announced at around 2:00pm.
The Kids Zone will be as exciting as ever with Entertainers, Bouncy Castles, An Obstacle Course, Children’s Stalls and a Junior Rodeo Pig, all free of charge. A Face Painter will be on hand to spice up appearances.
Stalls from a full range of local suppliers, groups and crafters will provide the usual interest and there will also be some Big Tractors for the children (and big kids), to look at.
The Festival Mini-bus will be travelling between the Village and the Sports Fields all afternoon, providing a free ride for everyone, to, and from, the event.
The Event starts to wind down at around 4:30pm.
The Festival Team would welcome any Stewards wishing to volunteer.
Please find entry forms for the Parade, Produce Show, Design a Dragon and Stalls below: