Golcar Lily Day 2016 will take over the village tomorrow, with live music, dancing, stalls, food and drink and more.
The annual village fete, which includes a parade, races, baking competitions and a beer tent, returns 10am-4pm tomorrow, promising a fun day out for all the family. On Sunday, the festivities continue with a celebratory chuch service and Golcar Sing.
It's the 10th anniversary of Golcar Lily Day — giving the village all the more reason to celebrate.
From what's on when to how to get there and more, we've got all the Golcar Lily Day information you need.
Take a look at last year's festivities
When is it?
Golcar Lily Day 2016 will take place on Saturday May 14, 10am-4pm.
There's stalls, entertainment and activities for all the family, from dance troupe performances to live music, a tractor pull and arts and crafts.
Here's what's happening in the village centre:
- 10.45am: Maypole Dancing
- 11.30am: Procession from Rose and Crown to Jubilee Square — this year's theme is 'celebration', and people are invited to come along in fancy dress and join the parade!
- 12.15pm: Lazenby Dance Academy
- 12.40pm: Stockport Morris Dancers
- 1pm: Tractor Pull followed by Golcar Games — flat cap throwing, cup of tea ace, bobbin winding and a family relay race. Sign up on the day at the welcome stand.
- 2.30pm-4pm: Manhattan Sound Big Band
There's entertainment all day in Jubilee Square:
- 9.45am-10.30am: Golcar Band
- 10.45am-11.45am: Huddersfield Wind Band
- Noon-1pm: Slaithwaite Band
- 1.15pm-2.15pm: Halifax Concert Band
- 2.30pm-4pm: Manhattan Sound Big Band
What else is happening?
The Golcar Lily Day Bake Off will be held at Golcar J, I & N School — drop off your bake between 10.30am-11.30am, then return for the judging at 12.15pm. The bakes will then be auctioned off at 12.45pm. Categories include: children's section, adults section, celebration cakes, chocolate cake, tray bake and fruit cake.
Golcar Brewery will be offering brewery tours, morris dancing and of course, beer, 11am-3pm.
At the Golcar Scout and Community Centre, there will be classic cars, a Punch and Judy show, bouncy castle, archery, historical reenactment groups and more.
At Colne Valley Museum, there will be children's DIY activities, spinning, weaving and clog making demonstrations and the famous Golcar Lily Loaf will be baked in the Victorian Kitchen. The museum will be ipen 10.30am-5pm and admission will be free.
The Golcar Lily Day Scarecrow Competition will be held at Scapegoat Hill Baptist Church, with judging at 12.30pm.
At Golcar Baptist Church, visitors can enjoy performances by the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Light Orchestera, noon-1pm, African drummers 1.15pm-2.15pm, Donna Claire Dance School 2.45pm-3.45pm and see the Pennine Model Railway all day.
Parkwood Methodist Church will welcome Ariel Sound 11.30am-12.30pm, the Colne Valley Community Choir 1pm-2pm and Huddersfield and Ripponden Band 2.15pm-3.15pm.
Over at Providence Methodist Church, Colne Valley Music Centre will perform 10am-noon, Valley Flutes 1pm-2pm and a ukulele band 2.30pm-3.30pm.
Scapegoat Hill Baptist Church will host Unity Voices 11am-noon, Honley Ladies 12.15-1.15pm and Vintage Brass 2pm-3pm.
St John's Church will provide entertainment from Golcar Band 11am-noon, Klonk 12.30pm-2pm and the Colne Valley Boys 2.30-3.30pm.
There's also tree knitting, where trees around the village are decorated with knitted characters and colorful knitted patterns.
What food and drink is there?
Food will be served at the Scout and Community Centre in Manor Road, and on Town End car park.
A beer tent will run at the community centre from 11am, with a barbecue, and there will be a barbecue at Town End car park.
Food is on offer at most festival venues, with pie and peas, soup, paninis and more on offer. Vegetarian and gluten-free options can be found at St John's Church.
And don't forget your four legged friend — Barking Mad Huddersfield will be providing a doggy refreshment station with water and treats.
How do I get there?
A free minibus serviice will run 9am-4pm — TLC buses will pick up passengers on their way up Leymoor Road.
There is also a park and ride from Pennine Manor, Scapegoat Hill, 9.30am-4.30pm. Look for the Raynet car — it will contact the free buses.
Where can I park?
Parking is available at Golcar Baptist Church and Pennine Manor. Town End Road will be closed 8am-6pm.
What will the weather be like?
The Met Office is predicting a largely fine day on Saturday with variable cloud, sunny spells and a high of 12 degrees Celcius.
What's happening on Sunday?
At 10.30am on Sunday there will be a Golcar Lily Day celebration service at Golcar Baptist Church.
Then at 12.45pm at Providence Methodist Church in Knowle Road, there will be the Golcar Sing, lead by Huddersfield Wind Band.