Portchester Gala 2017 will be held this year on Saturday 17th June at Portchester Castle. Get involved in the largest village event drawing in crowds of over 4000 people each year.
Featuring: Trade stalls, charity stalls, parade, classic cars, fun fair, childrens activities, dance and music arena
performances, variety of food stalls, donkey rides, Trigger the train and much more!
Forms available below:
STALL FORM 2017
PARADE FORM 2017
CLASSIC VEHICLE FORM 2017
CATERING FORM 2017
Portchester Gala, the annual community event dating back over 100 years has for the past nine years has been run by Portchester Community Association. This year’s Gala on Saturday 17 June launches with a colourful carnival procession of imaginative floats capturing the talents of the local schools, scouts, marching bands, and classic cars to name only a few. Leaving Portchester Precinct 11.45 am the carnival procession, has a change of route, sadly for the residents of White hart Lane and Westlands Grove the procession will no longer travel those roads.
Leaving from Portchester Precinct the route will process down Castle Street, the shorter route we hope will encourage more walking floats, and finishes at Portchester Castle, the iconic Roman fort.
Once at the castle the afternoon provides the usual plethora of exciting arena activities, bands, dancers and local displays and new, this year a fun dog show, surrounded by stalls offering some of Hampshire’s most exclusive products, as well as plenty of ice cream and candy floss. Lots for all the family to do, with sports, games, local crafts and homemade produce all on offer. Don’t forget the tug-of-war knock-out competition at the end of the afternoon before the grand raffle prize-winners are announced
Outside the castle walls the fun fair is destined to set up a momentous experience with dippers and dodgems; opening on the 16 June Friday evening 4.00-9.00pm as well as Saturday 11.30am-6.00pm.
For more information, stalls and parade entry forms call Portchester Community Association, Portchester Community Hub, 023 9221 0048 or download forms from the Gala web site: www.portchestergala.org.uk
Portchester Gala Parade route 2017:
Below is a map detailing the route the Gala parade will take this year.
With photographs taken by Fareham & Portchester Camera Club & Image Chameleon