Morley’s St George’s Festival will be best yet

The Dragon & St George
The Dragon & St George

A full weekend of live music, activities, food and drink awaits as the town gets ready for its annual St George’s Day weekend.

Organiser for Saturday’s events, town centre entertainment manager, Rachael Kennedy said: “We are expecting a huge turn out, we could have filled the stalls twice over we have had that much interest this year.

“We are ready and set to go now, all the finishing touches have bee organised, we just need to set up the stalls and events.”

The first day will see 23 stalls selling local products as part of an outdoor street market selling anything from pies, jewellery and traditional sweets in the centre of town.

There will also be a stilt walking St George, morris dancers, funfair and live stage acts, headlining will be local girl band Against Habit.

The two-day festival continues on Sunday with the annual civic parade which leaves the town hall at 11.30am and crowds will make their way to Morley Rugby Club at Scatcherd Lane for a family fun day including falconry, bungee jumping and scooters, to name a few delights.

Oaths will be taken then people can take a look round and see Police dogs, watch a Punch and Judy show and even take part in some archery.

People will be able to pick up some tasty food at the number of refreshment stalls available, on sale from local cafes and shops.

Local band The World Keeps will be entertaining the crowds along with other acts such as Gemma Hopton, Bluebell Majorettes, Amy Robinson accompanied by Tom Hunt and many more.

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