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...
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Raglan Day - 28th August 2023
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
On a hot and sunny August Bank holiday Monday, record numbers attended the event which returned with great success this year. The day started with Rocky the festival mascot leading the Carnival Parade, which consisted of Raglan CiW Primary School Samba Band, Carnival Walking Group, amazing float created by Raglan Scouts, the Millennium Chimes bell ringers and Raglan Junior Football Club walking groups as well as many locals infancy dress parading through the village.
Once at the Raglan Playing Fields, there was lots of fun and entertainment for all of the family. The hugely successful homecraft, floral art and horticulture produce show categories included both junior and adult sections with over 150 entries. The Fun Day itself saw a myriad of local stalls with something for everyone, including bouncy castles, nerf gun competitions, children’s entertainers, Kelly and Debbie, tractor displays, stalls from St Cadoc’s Church, RVHA and lots more. The Companion Annual Dog Show, was a great success with lots of waggy tails and there was a long queue at the ice cream van all afternoon.
To add to the fantastic festival atmosphere, the fabulous band The Keys, Pennie Ray and the Tenovus Choir performed on the main stage throughout the afternoon. Around three thousand people enjoyed the lovely summer afternoon and family fun day.
The Festival Committee would like to thank everyone involved for their support, whether it was parade and produce entrants, local businesses that sponsored or had stalls at the event, volunteers who stewarded the parade and fete, and also to the people who attended the event, as without this support, the Festival would not be sustainable.
Please view our Raglan Day 2022 Gallery below...
Raglan Day Another Huge Success!
Raglan Coronation Party
A huge thank you to everyone for attending our Coronation Party in the sunshine, what a great day!
Thanks to Raglan Country Estate for hosting us, to Raglan Community Council and everyone else who helped make it all happen!
Please view our Coronation Party Gallery below...
Raglan Festival Weekend 2023
The Festival Committee would like to thank everyone involved for their support over the fantastic music festival weekend, whether it was local businesses that sponsored the event, all the amazing performers, volunteers who stewarded the concerts and street party, and to everyone who attended the events, as without this support, the Festival would not be sustainable.
We now look forward planning to planning Raglan Day, Bank Holiday Monday 28th August, which will generate community fun in the village once again! Although we might have a few days off first....!
Please view our Festival gallery below...
Raglan Day 2023
The Festival Team are pleased to announce that this year’s event, sponsored by Hockey Group, will be in its usual Bank Holiday slot on Monday 28th August 2023.
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. Parade Applications are available below.
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 Teas, 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. It is sited adjacent to the refreshment area, so tea and cakes are easily available.
The Produce Show, has some exciting categories and will accept entries from 10:00 to 12:00. The Tent will be open for viewing from 1:00pm, after the Judges have allocated the winning displays. Produce Applications are available below.
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 2:00pm. Classes are indicated on the Poster below.
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 and the Ice Cream van will cool our younger friends.
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. Stall Applications are available below.
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 download Raglan Day related information from the relevant links below -
For information about our sponsor Hockey Group, please click the following image