Bunch of family fun at Rose Queen fete
PRESTBURY Rose Queen Festival is back this month.
The traditional parade on Saturday, June 13, will be followed by a host of stalls and entertainments including a bouncy castle, a pets’ corner with goats and alpaca, a carousel, a house of fun, felt toys and balloon animal magic.
There will also be face painting, tombolas, dog grooming, sponge throwing and plant, book and greeting card stalls.
Sue Parker, social chairwoman of St Peter’s Church in the village who has organised the event for the last four years, said: “It is a huge family event that has been going for about 50 years and brings everyone from the community together.
“Everyone from the church is so happy to help too, both youngsters and older people.”
The parade, including visiting Rose Queens and their attendants, will leave Prestbury C of E Primary School at 1pm and will be led by Macclesfield Junior Brass Band and Bollington Air Cadets.
Children can wear a fancy dress costume of their choice, with nursery children invited to dress up their teddies, and floats and decorated bicycles also welcomed.
The parade will finish back at the school at 1.30pm, when Mairie Florence will be crowned as Rose Queen and Isobel Speake as Rose Bud.
Displays on the field during the afternoon will include Deirdre Middleton Dance School, Macclesfield Junior Brass Band and Bollington Air Cadets.
No festival is complete without food of course and festival-goers can tuck into sizzling sausages and burgers from Prestbury Farm Shop as well as cakes, ice cream from Granelli’s and afternoon teas served in the school hall, all washed down with a seasonal Pimms from the Pimms stall or another drink from the bar.
The fete is £2.50 for adults, free for children, and includes a free raffle ticket.
To help, contact Sue Parker on 01625 829393.