Bronte Vintage Gathering

Date: 13/05/2017 -14/05/2017

19th Bronte Vintage Gathering weekend is on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May 2017 10am to 5pm, raising money for Manorlands Sue Ryder care.

Haworth 1940s Weekend

Haworth 1940s Weekend 19/20/21 May 2017.

The event usually involves locals and visitors alike getting togged up in 1940s gear to enjoy a wide range of nostalgic events, which often include a RAF vintage plane flypast, a morale boosting visit from “Sir Winston Churchill” and even the “Queen Mother” – as well as spivs peddling their wares and authentic swing jive and Lindy Hop dancing being performed both in the streets during the day and at specially arranged dances which are held at local dance halls and pubs in the evenings.

Dance Update:-

Official afternoon and evening dances (with live performances) will be held at Haworth Methodist Chapel Hall, West Lane and are as follows:-

Friday 19th May 7pm til late – Tickets £5 each
The Rum & Cola Girls will be performing along with Woody’s Wartime Melodies

Saturday 20th May 7pm til late – Tickets £5 each
Gerry & The Hat Tricks 12 piece swing band.
Pete Jones
& Woody’s Wartime Melodies

Tea and cake will be available to purchase during the evening.

Free Entry to afternoon tea dances.
Saturday 1-4pm Afternoon tea dance with Woody’s Wartime Melodies
Sunday 1-4pm Afternoon tea dance with Woody’s Wartime Melodies

Tea, cake and refreshments will be on sale throughout the weekend at this venue. All profit from these dances and refreshments go to the events chosen Charity ‘Pilgrim Bandits’ supporting and helping injured forces personnel.

Please note that alcohol is not permitted on these premises.

There will of course be live music and dances, Friday and Saturday evening in the ‘Official’ Beer tent in Central Park – where there will be plenty of alcohol!!.
We are working to ensure that the beer tent is improved upon last year’s and warmer!!!

Tickets for evening dances will go on sale on 1st March, we will post a link to purchase via social media and website.
If you’d wish to reserve tickets please email ‘Firthsboutique@live.co.uk

More details to follow

Haworth 1960s Weekend

1960’s Weekend in Haworth is on 24th & 25th June 2017.

Action packed 1960’s event come along get dressed up and have a fun weekend with the action packed events taking place on the day in haworth including haworth main street and haworth park with music, bands, dj’s, stalls, and loads loads more programs available on the day

More details to follow

Oxenhope Straw Race

The Straw Race at Oxenhope is a charity fundraising event in which teams race a two-and-a-half mile course from the Wagon and Horses carrying a bale of straw. Teams are set off at regular intervals and are timed, with the fastest team being the winners; however it’s not a straighforward run to the finish as competitors must stop at set points on the way to drink a pint of beer. Much of the route is uphill; the entrants must also expect to be doused with buckets or water-pistols, which may be welcome if it’s a hot day! Record breakers take around fifteen minutes to finish while laggards can take hours.All who complete the course are presented with a medal at the finishing line. Many competitors choose to race in fancy dress and while it’s a serious money-raiser the atmosphere is lighthearted and fun. The views of the surrounding countryside are spectacular!

Helpful Hints

In 2017 it will be on Sunday July 2nd.

Anyone can watch for free – competitors must register by 10.30  and pay £25 per team for advance booking or £30 on the day. Car parking is available at the Dog and Gun pub (the finishing point) which cost £3 for the day in 2015; road closures are in place so check the website for details. As it’s a lengthy route it’s easy to get a good view of the competitors – lots of spectators set up chairs and watch the teams go by.

Haworth Steampunk Weekend 24th – 26th November 2017

Haworth Steampunk Weekend will be returning for it’s 5th year on the 24th, 25th and 26th November 2017.Home of the Bronte Sisters, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and Parsonage Museum We will once again be entertaining you with Music, Bands, Dancers, Entertainers, Burlesque Performers,Vintage Vehicles,Tea Duelling, Steampunk Traders,Fashion Show,Steam Trains,Steampunk Masquerade Ball, and lots lots more. Please support this event to help raise vital funds for Manorlands Hospice,Oxenhope a Sue Ryder Home.