BURLEY-in-Wharfedale’s tenth anniversary Summer Festival is moving into a higher gear with many events now being confirmed.

There will be the usual old favourites such as the Scarecrow Trail (the theme this year is “Once Upon a Bookcase”), food market, craft fair, and not forgetting the now famous Classic Car Show.

There will also be a number of new events this year, including an introduction into researching your family history, Lego workshops, dance workshops and over 12 walks organised by Burley Walkers are Welcome, so there will be more than ever for people to enjoy both young and old.

The Festival will kick off in style on Saturday, August 18 with a bigger and better Dog Show taking place on the Recreation Ground, with more classes than ever and even more prizes to be won for both dogs and their owners.

On the Saturday night there will be a tenth anniversary celebration party in the Queens Hall where a local band will be playing hits from the past and present to celebrating the opening of the Festival. For those who would like an alternative way to celebrate there will be a Chamber Ensemble held in the Methodist Church at the same time.

Sunday, August 19 will be one of the busiest days. The Classic Car Show will be held at its usual venue on Burley Cricket Field and entries have already exceeded expectations with even more car clubs being represented this year. The park will be full of activities from the food market, a Churches Together morning service, a brass band and donkey rides, to name but a few.

Committee chairwoman, Sylvia Tilford said: “We are looking forward to this year’s festival as this will be our tenth anniversary year, we have a wide range of events throughout the week to suit all tastes and ages.”

Burley Summer Festival starts on August 18 and finishes with the Burley Gardeners’ Association show on the bank holiday Monday, August 27.

The Festival Moor Run will also be taking place as usual on Saturday, November 10. This year there will also be a Ceilidh following the Moor Run on the Saturday night at the Queens Hall. More details can be found on the Festival Website at www.burleysummerfestival.org