AFTER an absence of two years, the Burley-in-Wharfedale Summer Festival Classic Car Show will once again take place on Sunday, August 21.

As in previous years, the car show will be sponsored by local Isuzu-Subaru dealer, K T Green of Otley, who will also display their own unique contribution to the show.

The classic car show, now in it’s 12th year, is one of the cornerstone events of the Burley Summer Festival programme and attracts in excess of 300 vehicles, displaying vintage to modern day classics. Club displays include the Aston Martin owners club, Ilkley and District Motor Club and the Chevin Motors Club. There will also be a display of motorcycles, scooters and military 4x4s.

The venue is Burley-in-Wharfedale Cricket Club, Grange Road, and there will be on-site catering by the local club. The timing of the event is 11am to 4pm on Sunday, August 21st August and entry is by voluntary donations.

Other summer festival events on this day include a food and drinks market at Grange Park and the Queens Hall will host a crafts market and vintage fair. Music will be provided by the Anchor Big Band and there will even be donkey rides.

Burley Summer Festival takes place from Saturday, August 20 and ends on Saturday, August 27 with members of Opera North providing an evening of memorable music.

The festival is a mixture of community activities, music, walking opportunities and the arts. It is a celebration of the village and its residents aimed at giving local people and the wider public a week to remember.

2022 will see the tenth anniversary of one of the most popular festival events, the scarecrow trail and competition. It will feature throughout the festival week and will have exhibits scattered around the village. This year’s theme is kings and queens and the competition is open to residents, businesses and village organisations and is free. Your scarecrow does not need to be limited to literal royal figures, as long as it can be linked to the theme of a ‘king’ or a ‘queen’.

Many more events take place during a packed week and none of this would be possible without the hard work of local volunteers. After Covid, the festival committee needs new faces and if you could spend some time helping out please contact the chairperson, Chrissie Smith on chrissie.binw@hotmail.com.

Festival detail can be found on www.burleysummerfestival.org.