Join us for our ‘Race Night’ on 31st March

Barwick Maypole Race Night Black Swan

Don’t forget our race night on the 31st March… it starts at 7.30PM at the Black Swan in Barwick, and admission is free (no ticket required). All attendees will receive a complimentary glass of bucks fizz, and if you fancy a bite to eat, you can grab a ‘bangers and mash’ supper for just 99p! As well as bringing you the excitement of the races, we will also be holding a prize raffle and giving away a prize for the best dressed race-goers.  If you would like to sponsor a horse for the evening, just pop in to The Black Swan and ask a member of the bar staff. The cost is just £3 per horse and each winning sponsor receives a race cap and bottle of bubbly! We do hope you can join us!

Diary Date – Saturday 31st March – 7.30PM

We’re delighted to announce our first event of the year on Saturday 31st March at 7.30PM at The Black Swan. It promises to be an entertaining affair and if you attend, you could even be returning home with more money than you set off with! As well as some tasty food and drink, there will be the opportunity to win some cash at our adrenaline filled ‘video race night’… get all the action and excitement of a live race in the comfort of your local pub, whilst raising some funds for your local charity (posh hats for the ladies are optional!). More details will be provided closer to the time, so please check back here soon or follow our page on facebook!

Christmas coffee morning

Saturday 3rd December at 10AM at Barwick Village Hall

We’re having a coffee morning and you’re invited!

Teas & coffees with FREE re-fills
Home-made mince pies, cakes & scones
Home-made cake stall
DVDs and 2012 calendars available for sale
2011 Maypole Festival photos

Why not join us for a tea or coffee and a delicious mince pie, scone, or slice of home-made cake? Meet your fellow villagers, chat with the Maypole committee and take a look back at this year’s Maypole Festival… all this for just £1 (all proceeds go t0 the Barwick Maypole Trust). Please note, cakes, scones and mince pies are available on a first come first served basis!

Calling budding bakers and expert sponge makers!

We’ll be having a home-made cake stall, and are looking for contributors! Whether it’s boozy fruit cake, fairy cakes made by your kids, a Victoria sponge, or a full-on patisserie masterpiece… all donations are very welcome! (bonus points will go to any Maypole themed cakes). If you would like to do your bit to support the event, simply bring your cake with you on the day!


We’ll be holding a charity raffle, offering you a chance to win a selection of prizes, including a painting by a local artist, Maypole DVDs, 2012 calendars and more! Donations for raffle prizes are also very welcome (again, if you would like to donate anything simply bring this with you on the day).

DVDs  and 2012 calendars

Our highly popular DVD and limited edition 2012 calendars will be on sale on the day. These are selling fast, and we expect them to be sold out long before Christmas. Attending the coffee morning is a good way of ensuring you don’t miss out!

Triennial General Meeting

The coffee morning will be followed by the Maypole Trust Committee’s Triennial General Meeting. The main purpose of this meeting is to elect committee members responsible for organising the next maypole lowering and raising (each committee member serves a three year period and has to stand again for re-election at the TGM). As with previous years, this will be your opportunity to vote for your committee.

Join us at the Village Hall

39 Chapel Lane
Barwick in Elmet
LS15 4EL

Pre-order our brand new DVD!

104 minutes of maypole merriment for just £10

The Barwick Maypole Trust (in association with the Barwick Historical Society) is delighted to announce a new DVD for 2011. ‘Ancient & Modern’ documents the triennial Barwick-in-Elmet maypole festival, and compares the old and new techniques for lowering and raising the village’s famous 86 foot pole. As well as footage from various festivals over the years, it features interviews with the committee Chairmen (past and present) and also this year’s daring pole climber Chris Brown.

The DVD will be officially launched at the 2011 festival, and will go on sale for just £10. Alternatively you can pre-order a copy now for delivery to your home for just £10 + £1.50 P&P.
Click here to pe-order your copy!


Barwick Beer Festival

The next Barwick Beer Festival is on Saturday 17th October 2015.
Please click here for more details.

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