The Feast was very successful and raised a record £7,000 for local charities.
The Charity Quiz on the Friday evening was a sell-out and was enjoyed by all.
Saturday evening saw record numbers in the Square and in the Forresters Arms watching and participating in a traditional quoits competition and the Mouse Derby.
Sunday afternoon attracted 308 runners, the highest ever, in the renowned 7-mile Kilburn Road Race. Also, hundreds of people, including many families, enjoyed circus clowns, duck races, games, a bouncy castle, live music, a Grand Raffle and many stalls overflowing the village square. Late afternoon, following a well-attended open-air church service, dozens of villagers and visitors watched the famous Lord Mayor’s parade - a tradition dating back many years.
The Feast has made donations to; Yorkshire Air Ambulance (£1,000), Thirsk Rotary (£750), Friarage MRI Scanner Appeal (£750), St. Mary’s P.C.C. (£900), Jerry Green Dog Rescue (£200), Thirsk R. B. L. Band (£750), the Multiple Sclerosis Society – York Branch (£75), Cold Kirby Institute (£75) and the Kilburn Institute (£2,750) to assist in its urgent restoration.
Visitors, sponsors, villagers and our many volunteers - thank you for this success.
Our sponsors for the 2017 Kilburn Feast are listed below and we thank them for their generous support that benefited local charities:
EDIP Fly Fishing
Flamingo Land Resort
Forresters Arms Hotel, Kilburn
Great Yorkshire Show
Jasmine Cottage, Kilburn
Johnsons Butchers, Thirsk
Luke Miller Estate Agents, Thirsk
Market Cross Jewellers, Thirsk
Peter Pennock Joinery, Kilburn
Robert Thompson’s Craftsmen Ltd
Rockliffe Hall Hotel
Royal Horticultural Society
Spectrum Framing, Thirsk
Sutton Bank Bikes
Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, North Yorkshire National Park