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The Whitsuntide Festival is organised by the Festival Committee and a group of hugely dedicated friends in Goosnargh & Whittingham, close to the city of Preston in Lancashire, North West England.

The Festival Day on the Saturday after Spring Bank Holiday Monday continues a tradition at least a century old (see our History Page), featuring a Community Procession through the village.

The parade of the festival banner, decorated floats, fancy dress competitions, displays of Maypole Dancing and visiting marching bands all set the scene for the crowning of the year’s “Festival Queen” who supports village charity activities during her reign. The day is wrapped up with the Family Tea held in Goosnargh Village Hall.

Our other family activities throughout the year are just as special and include the choosing of the Whitsuntide Festival Queen and Family Disco, the Hallowe’en Fancy Dress Disco, Children’s Sports Day. Fundraising events include the Spring Jumble Sale, Raffle and Patrons Sponsorship Scheme. (See our Diary Page and News Page for more details.)


Goosnargh and Whittingham are twin villages located a couple of miles north-west of Preston in Lancashire UK, close to the town of Longridge. Click here to see a local map in a new window.

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