Wheelbarrow and Open Garden WeekendBetter Barrow's signature annual event
There are two categories of wheelbarrow – children’s and everyone else. We don’t have a definition of children – just not too much parental help! We are often asked “What shall I put in / on / around my barrow?” – well the choice is yours. There is no theme and over the years people have decorated their barrows in all sorts of wonderful ways. The main thing is that it should be interesting and attractive. There are lots of examples of barrows from past year’s in the Gallery.
Every children’s entry received a prize. We have been lucky to have personalities from Radio Humberside to do the challenging job of selecting the top three from the many entries we have (over 80 in 2017). Last’ years judges were Blair Jacobs and Doug Stewart presenters of The Great Outdoors. In other years Amanda White has performed this role for us.
We have a wide variety of open gardens around the village. Our green-fingered residents are always very happy for you to wander around but ask that you take care and keep children under control. There is no fee to enter the gardens but donations are always welcome! Photos of the gardens from past years can be found in the Gallery.
We have a wide variety of entertainment in the Market Place spread over the two days. Buskers keep the music going all the morning, giving way to children’s entertainer Nutty Norman on the Saturday afternoon and the Barrow Band on the Sunday. Various stalls are set up for the children to participate in – such as Allen Stichler’s wood carving (photos from 2017 can be found on his website) and the old fashioned games provided by the WI.
FOOD AND DRINK
There are a number of places around the village where you can stop off to refresh yourself. In the Market Place Kay’s Kitchen runs the BBQ stand and various stalls offer drinks and snacks. Around the village there are numerous outlets selling teas, cakes, scones – everything you could possible want. And of course there is always the Six Bells and the Royal Oak to visit for that something stronger!