Saturday 11th June 2016
12pm Station Hotel Sports Field

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.....
As 2016 celebrates, amongst many others, the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter
and the 100th Anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth the theme for Caton Gala 2016 was decided ........

So now is the time to get your thinking caps on from Peter Pan to Peter Rabbit, from The BFG to Snow White whether you choose to come as your favourite character or plan a float around a whole story you have plenty of choices!!

There is still time if you would like to know more and get involved you can come join us at the monthly meeting, keep your eye on The Link or our Facebook page for more details and information in the coming the months

For 2016 we have got plenty for you to behold and wonder at! Below are this years main attractions all of which are complimented by our usual side stalls and attractions including the Farmers Market, Fairground & Bouncy Castles!!

Ben Slinger - Cycle Trials Display

3 Times Junior World Trials Champion, Ben Slinger, will be performing some of his mesmerising tricks and skills as he makes his bike jump and hop from obstacle to obstacle -

Bubble Football

How much fun can a bubble be? Check out this YouTube video for an of what's in store!!. There are still one or two practical matters to iron out so that we can accommodate as many teams as possible. If you would like to enter a team we will provide details in the April edition of The Link or drop us a line through the Contact page. A prize will be given the tournament winner

Taffy Thomas Storyteller

With this year's theme being children's storytime who better to sit down and listen to than the Storyteller Laureate accompanied by Paul Knox playing the pipes & fiddle!. Taffy has a repertoire of more than 300 stories, collected mainly from traditional oral sources, which he is happy to tell in almost any situation. This repertoire was built by meeting and working with virtually all the great traditional storytellers who were alive in Britain.
Taffy is a patron of the Society for Storytelling and in 2001 receieved an MBE for services to storytelling. Take a look here!


This year's procession and on field musical entertainment comes from a Chorley based Samba troop. Get your hips and feet moving to the samba beat!!Sambafriq!


Come over all of a quiver with Northern Archery, learn some new skills or simply have some fun against your friends. Northern Archery will guide you to make sure you are right on target!!
Northern Archery

Classic Bikes

The ever popular Classic Bike Show once again makes a return to the features on the field. Pop along to take a look at the polished examples of motorcycle history.

Programme of Events
11.00 Floats assemble at the Black Bull
11.25 Parade leaves the Black Bull
12.00 Parade arrives on the field
12.10 Presidents Address & Crowning of the Gala Queen Main Arena
Judging of the Fancy Dress Main Arena
12.35 Sambafriq - Samba & African Drum Band Main Arena
12.50 The Windmill Race entrants line up Main Arena
Taffy Thomas - Fairy Gold Stories (45 mins)
(Fairy stories of the little people from England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
Story Telling Corner
13.00 The Windmill Race Start Main Arena
13.10 Ben Slinger - BMX Trials Display Main Arena
13.30 Sambafriq - Samba & African Drum Band Main Arena
Caton Gala Bake Off Judging Craft Tent
Bubble Football Heats (2 hours) Side Arena One
13.50 Children's Sports Races (1 hour) Main Arena
14.45 Taffy Thomas
"Favourite Tales from the Tale Coat" (45 mins)
Story Telling Corner
Dog Show Side Arena Two
14.50 The Windmill Race Presentation Main Arena
15.00 Ben Slinger - BMX Trials Display Main Arena
15.30 Bubble Football Finals Main Arena
16.00 Raffle
16.05 Motorcycle Show Presentation Main Arena
16.10 Dog Show Finals Main Arena
16.40 Air Rifle Winners
17.00 Finish
The Great Gala Bake Off

Will you be one of this years stellar bakers??
Bring your spectacular entries to the Gala before 1 pm on a paper plate with your name, telephone number and age if entering the Show Stopper category on the bottom of the plate.


Category 1: Victoria Sponge ( any age can enter)
Category 2: Loaf of Bread. ( any age can enter)
Category 3a and 3b: Show Stopper based on this year's Gala theme of children's stories
Group 3a: 14 years old and under
Group 3b: 15 years old and above

Prizes will be awarded for Winners & Certifactes for Runners-Up in each category
Time to get your aprons on!!

Do you have some ideas for the Gala, would you like to help on the day or be invloved in someway? Whatever your question use the links below to contact the commitee members at the Gala or pop along to one of our meetings which are held at The Station Hotel, Caton at 20:00 on the first Wednesday of each month

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook too!

Use the links below to access archived images and audio from years gone by

"Caton Gala" is operated by "Caton Gala Limited" a company limited by guarantee.
Company Registration number: 06774810.
Registered Office: 30 Hornby Road, Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9QS