Welcome to Caton Gala Homepage!


Contact Details    Pictures 2012

Looking forward to Katti-tun Gala on 7th June 2014

The theme for the 2014 Gala will be “Katti-tun Gala”! This dovetails with one of our attractions and reminds us of the long history of the parish of Caton-with-Littledale. “Katti-tun” (other spellings probably exist) is the earliest name by which the area was known. It derives from the name of the local chief. “Katti” is apparently the Norse word for “cheerful”.

Although principally a saxon settlement there is strong evidence (eg. the hoard of Viking treasure currently on display in the City Museum) of a Norse presence in this part of the world. This would have been around 800 AD. This should provide plenty of ideas for fancy dress costumes and even the creation of a few long ships!

Mr. Chris Hill, a well-known local businessman and supporter of village activities, has kindly agreed to our President this year.

Planning ahead

The next committee meeting will take place at the Station Hotel, Caton at 8:00 PM on Wednesday the 8th January 2014.

We will soon be delivering the application forms for Gala Queen, Attendants and Page Boy (s) to the local schools. Can you please ensure that these are returned by the due date, as we need to begin the judging process without delay. The same applies to the ever-popular drawing competition. Would artists please bear in mind that the winning drawings will be published in the Gala programme and that the printers find it very difficult to reproduce “faint” drawings.

Where we are                                                            

Caton is a small village, near Lancaster, in the North West of the UK. It is nestled in the Lune Valley, with the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, called the 'Bowland Fells' as it's immediate background.

A little further on the horizon are the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. All within easy travelling distance.

Caton Gala takes place on the Sports Field behind the 'Station' Pub. There is ample free parking available in the village but please bear in mind that this is a popular event and you may have to walk a little distance from the car to the field. Caton is on the main bus route from Lancaster to Ingleton.  We are also easily reached by bicycle from Lancaster following the Millennium Park Cycle Route.




       2013    Caton Community Primary School float                    2013  Caton St Pauls CoE Primary School float                     Fancy Dress competition


What to expect

Caton Gala is a traditional village festival which takes place on the village sport field on the second Saturday of June each year. It is a value for money fun day out for all the family, gate fee is £4.00 per adult and kids go free (under 14). The day starts at 11.30 with the floats leaving the top of Brookhouse village, arriving at the main field in Caton at 12.00 noon. 

A whole range of refreshments is usually available including hog roast, ice cream, burgers, hot dogs, teas, cakes, sandwiches and strawberries / cream.

Regular features organised by villagers over the past years have included a tombola, dog show, plant sale by the horticultural society, children's races and a craft activities tent. Trade features include swing boats and a bouncy castle.

Do remember to come in fancy dress and enter the competition - cash prizes to be won!


One of the aims of the Gala is to support local good causes. We are pleased to announce that in conjunction with other local bodies we have raised enough funds and  installed a defibrillator for emergency use within the locality.


This website    

Click here for participation and contact details

Click here for pictures of Caton Gala 2012



The area

Caton Village Information
Lancaster Information
Wray Fair

Lune Valley photographs
Caton Community School
Caton St Paul's School



Caton Gala is run by Caton Gala Ltd - a company limited by guarentee






Website created and maintained by Brigitte
last updated January 2014


This site is hosted by www.stapprojects.nl